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Values; June 7, 2021


Job 21:16 But their prosperity is not in their own hands, so I stand aloof from the counsel of the wicked. Job here touches on an issue that comes up in the Bible many times and is still common all … Continue reading

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Fasting; May 31, 2021


Ezra 8:21 There, by the Ahava Canal, I proclaimed a fast, so that we might humble ourselves before our God and ask him for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. We don’t often think … Continue reading

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Consequences; February 15, 2021


Jeremiah 5:24-25 “They do not say to themselves, ‘Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives autumn and spring rains in season, who assures us of the regular weeks of harvest.’ Your wrongdoings have kept these away; your sins … Continue reading

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Opposition; October 24, 2020


Acts 14:2-3 But the Jews who refused to believe stirred up the Gentiles and poisoned their minds against the brothers. So Paul and Barnabas spent considerable time there, speaking boldly for the Lord, who confirmed the message of his grace … Continue reading

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Gratitude; May 14, 2020


Revelation 2:4-5 Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to … Continue reading

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Unintended Idolatry; November 29, 2019


Hosea 2:8 “She has not acknowledged that I was the one who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil, who lavished on her the silver and gold– which they used for Baal.” We are so prone to forget … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Love; October 18, 2019


Proverbs 15:17 Better a meal of vegetables where there is love than a fattened calf with hatred. I have experienced the first half of this and observed the 2nd half. Actually, I have experienced food just not tasting very good … Continue reading

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Trusting God; March 29, 2019


Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. This is one of the most quoted verses in the whole Bible, but … Continue reading

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Welfare; November 24, 2018


2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” The whole matter of welfare assistance programs is very big in society today. Large sections … Continue reading

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Stewardship; January 17, 2018


Isaiah 23:18 Yet her profit and her earnings will be set apart for the Lord; they will not be stored up or hoarded. Her profits will go to those who live before the Lord, for abundant food and fine clothes. … Continue reading

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