Tag Archives: loving God

Giving to God; July 14, 2022


Deuteronomy 16:17 Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you. This is an important principle that is also picked up in the New Testament. In fact, Jesus spoke to … Continue reading

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Our Part and God’s Part; June 14, 2022


Philippians 2:12-13 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed–not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence–continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to … Continue reading

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God’s Discipline; January 24, 2022


1 Corinthians 11:32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world. I have probably done public reading of verses 23-26 of this chapter more than any other … Continue reading

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Reputation; January 13, 2022


Acts 28:22 “But we want to hear what your views are, for we know that people everywhere are talking against this sect.” As I read this it struck me that Christians in America are beginning to taste this sort of … Continue reading

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Pleasing God; December 5, 2021


Psalm 69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. I think the secret to David’s relationship with … Continue reading

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Benediction; October 15, 2021


2 Corinthians 13:14 May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Once again I was undecided among several verses in this chapter as to … Continue reading

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Praying for the World; September 12, 2021


John 17:9 “I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours.” This verse in English has always bothered me a bit. It feels like when God told … Continue reading

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The Humanity of Jesus; September 6, 2021


Luke 22:43-44 An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. We sometimes forget Jesus’ humanity. He was fully … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; May 12, 2021


1 Kings 8:39-40 “Then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men), so that they will … Continue reading

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Human Purpose; April 26, 2021


Deuteronomy 10:12-13 And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your … Continue reading

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