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Taking Up Your Cross; March 24, 2021


Matthew 16:24-25 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his … Continue reading

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Ministerial Compensation; March 16, 2021


1 Corinthians 9:14, 16 In the same way, the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel. Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. … Continue reading

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Talents; March 6, 2021


Matthew 25:21 “His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’” The central place of the Bible … Continue reading

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Financial Blessing; February 24, 2021


Haggai 1:6 “You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a … Continue reading

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Rewards; January 9, 2021


2 John 1:8 Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. I don’t think this is talking about losing salvation, but it is certainly talking about losing various rewards … Continue reading

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The Eternal Covenant; December 29, 2020


Hebrews 13:20-21 May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with everything good for doing his will, and may … 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 Supply; December 4, 2020


Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. This verse is widely quoted, with a variety of motives. Sadly, one of those motives is self-centered greed, but it actually doesn’t … Continue reading

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Opposition; December 2, 2020


Ephesians 6:19-20 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I … Continue reading

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Strength; November 20, 2020


2 Corinthians 12:8-9 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all … Continue reading

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