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The Humanity of Jesus; September 6, 2021


Luke 22:43-44 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. We sometimes forget Jesus’ humanity. He was fully … Continue reading

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Human Weakness; August 12, 2021


Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Every time I read this passage I remember an experiment that was done in the early days of … Continue reading

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Consequences; July 20, 2021


Jeremiah 7:19 “But am I the one they are provoking? declares the Lord. Are they not rather harming themselves, to their own shame?” This whole passage is very interesting. Verse 16 is the rather infamous command to Jeremiah not to … Continue reading

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Dieting; July 1, 2021


Psalm 141:3-4 Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in wicked deeds with men who are evildoers; let … Continue reading

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Believing Prayer; May 27, 2021


1 Chronicles 5:20 He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. Too often, people pray as a last option. We tend to pray when nothing else works out! When I started reading this morning I wondered why I had … Continue reading

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Struggling with God; April 21, 2021


Genesis 32:28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, because you have struggled with God and with men and have overcome.” When you look at Jewish history, Israel is an enormously appropriate name. As … Continue reading

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Harvest Workers; February 27, 2021


Matthew 9:37-38 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” This could hardly be a more familiar passage. … Continue reading

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Slavery; December 6, 2020


Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereignty; August 22, 2020


John 9:1-3 As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but … Continue reading

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Handicaps; August 20, 2020


John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” I am very grateful John included this particular story in … Continue reading

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