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Answers to Prayer; June 20, 2021


Psalm 54:7 For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes. The introduction to this Psalm indicates it was written when David was in yet another really tight spot. That … Continue reading

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Gratitude; May 18, 2021


1 Kings 17:18 She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?” People are interesting. Not so long before this, the woman had … Continue reading

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Recognizing Jesus; April 8, 2021


John 21:7 Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” As soon as Simon Peter heard him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) … Continue reading

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Going With the Flow; September 5, 2020


Acts 28:6 The people expected him to swell up or suddenly fall dead, but after waiting a long time and seeing nothing unusual happen to him, they changed their minds and said he was a god. Reading the whole story … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; February 4, 2020


Romans 9:20 But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to him who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” Paul writes about the illogicality of this, but people do … Continue reading

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Basics; May 22, 2019


Colossians 2:6-7 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. This chapter is loaded with … Continue reading

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The God of Hope; April 4, 2019


Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. There are many benedictions recorded in the … Continue reading

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Change; February 29, 2019


Mark 6:4 Jesus said to them, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Jesus here states a fairly universal phenomenon, another expression of “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Human beings are … Continue reading

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Marriage; November 3, 2018


Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. I find it amusing to have this passage on a day when I am performing a wedding, because I always read this … Continue reading

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Trusting the Holy Spirit; September 21, 2018


Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. This is a very interesting statement on the part of Paul to people whom he had … Continue reading

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