Tag Archives: fruit

Credentials; January 28, 2022


2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a … Continue reading

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Leaders; December 29, 2021


Jeremiah 30:21 Their leader will be one of their own; their ruler will arise from among them. I will bring him near and he will come close to me, for who is he who will devote himself to be close … Continue reading

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God’s Schedule; December 27, 2021


Isaiah 51:2 “Look to Abraham, your father, and to Sarah, who gave you birth. When I called him he was but one, and I blessed him and made him many.” It struck me just now that at the time Abraham … Continue reading

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Reward for Ministry; October 30, 2021


Philemon 1:7 Your love has given me great joy and encouragement, because you, brother, have refreshed the hearts of the saints. Here we have a record of one of the rewards of pastoral ministry. There is indeed deep joy and … Continue reading

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Motivation; October 25, 2021


2 Thessalonians 1:11 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by … Continue reading

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Legacy; September 9, 2021


John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” It struck me as I read this morning … Continue reading

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God’s Omnipotence; July 23, 2021


Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?” I have always loved how God quoted Jeremiah’s own words from verse 17 back to him here. God had told Jeremiah in some … Continue reading

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Division of Labor; March 10, 2021


John 4:38 “I sent you to reap what you have not worked for. Others have done the hard work, and you have reaped the benefits of their labor.” There are certainly many different functions in the Body of Christ and … Continue reading

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Growth; February 11, 2021


Isaiah 49:20 “The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’” For once I prefer the NIV here to the Japanese. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Evangelism; September 20, 2020


2 Chronicles 30:9 “If you return to the Lord, then your brothers and your children will be shown compassion by their captors and will come back to this land, for the Lord your God is gracious and compassionate. He will … Continue reading

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