Tag Archives: fellowship with God

Hearing God; October 5, 2020


Proverbs 3:32 For the Lord detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. Some people say they want to hear from God, and others insist that claiming to hear from God is a sign of mental illness. … Continue reading

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Commitment; July 11, 2020


Matthew 4:19-20 “Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will make you fishers of men.” At once they left their nets and followed him. Just reading Matthew you might think this was Jesus’ first encounter with these men, but John … Continue reading

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What God Wants; June 13, 2020


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. This verse doesn’t necessarily click for us today because we don’t practice sacrificing animals to God, but the modern equivalent would be … Continue reading

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God’s Benefits; June 6, 2020


Psalm 103:2 Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. This Psalm is a glorious recitation of the “benefits” mentioned in this verse, and as such is one of David’s finest, and most important, Psalms. The … Continue reading

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Recognizing Jesus; January 28, 2020


John 20:14, 16 At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). … Continue reading

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Emotion vs. Obedience; January 22, 2020


John 14:23 Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.” Anywhere you turn in the Upper Room Discourse, there is … Continue reading

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Rebellion Against God; December 29, 2019


Mark 12:7-8 “But the tenants said to one another, ‘This is the heir. Come, let’s kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.’ So they took him and killed him, and threw him out of the vineyard.” That Jesus told … Continue reading

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Life on Earth; November 19, 2019


Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” I have … Continue reading

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Blessings; October 2, 2019


Psalm 144:15 Blessed are the people of whom this is true; blessed are the people whose God is the Lord. In verses 12-14 David describes abundant material blessings, so it is clear that is what he is talking about here. … Continue reading

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Redemption; August 8, 2019


Psalm 51:10-11 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Psalm 51 is unique in several ways. In the … Continue reading

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