Tag Archives: fear

Offerings; January 21, 2021


Deuteronomy 16:17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you. The principle of proportional offerings, established by God through Moses, has remained valid ever since. As Paul wrote to … Continue reading

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People-pleasing; November 22, 2020


Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ. This is … Continue reading

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No Fear; September 30, 2020


Psalm 112:7-8 He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is secure, he will have no fear; in the end he will look in triumph on his foes. This whole … Continue reading

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Authority and Forgiveness; July 14, 2020


Matthew 9:8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. We don’t often think about how faith is intertwined with authority. Right now all sorts of things … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline; May 31, 2020


Job 5:17-18 Blessed is the man whom God corrects; so do not despise the discipline of the Almighty. For he wounds, but he also binds up; he injures, but his hands also heal. One thing that really complicates reading the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Health; May 30, 2020


2 Chronicles 30:18-20 Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, “May the Lord, … Continue reading

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Fear; May 6, 2020


1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. This would seem to be a very timely … Continue reading

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Death and Life; February 25, 2020


Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself … Continue reading

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Spirits; February 10, 2020


1 Corinthians 2:12 We have not received the spirit of the world but the Spirit who is from God, that we may understand what God has freely given us. I recently had a disturbing lesson in the reality that there … Continue reading

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Conquerors; February 2, 2020


Romans 8:37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8 is my wife’s favorite chapter in the whole Bible, and very understandably so. This last section is like a lawyer, building … Continue reading

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