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Legacy; September 11, 2020


3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. We speak of a person’s legacy, and as we get older we are concerned as to what our own will be. … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 29, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Three things stand out to me about this. In the first place, Paul is telling Timothy that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Born Again; January 8, 2020


John 3:5-6 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.” This whole … Continue reading

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Names; December 14, 2019


Malachi 1:1 A prophecy: The word of the Lord to Israel through Malachi. For once, I was struck more by a footnote than I was by the actual text. The footnote in question says, “Malachi means my messenger.” We don’t … Continue reading

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Paradoxes; October 29, 2019


Proverbs 27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring forth. Proverbs has several verses that reference this sort of thing, but it also has several that encourage planning ahead. There is a … Continue reading

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Continuing Education; October 24, 2019


Proverbs 19:27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. One of the essential keys to a good life is to keep learning. We see both extremes: people who decide they’ve got it … Continue reading

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Boundaries; September 16, 2019


Psalm 119:45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts. This verse expresses a truth that many people have trouble grasping, because the devil and our flesh regularly say the opposite: God’s rules aren’t restrictive, … Continue reading

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Eternal God; September 1, 2019


Psalm 100:5 For the Lord is good and his love endures for ever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. We don’t worship a flash in the pan! In a world where the rate of change has gone up to the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; June 11, 2019


Hebrews 6:1-3 Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, instruction about baptisms, the laying on … Continue reading

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Church Growth; October 31, 2018


Ephesians 4:15-16 Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds … Continue reading

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