Tag Archives: maturity

The Work of a Minister; June 16, 2022


Colossians 1:28-29 We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ. To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me. This is a … Continue reading

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Suffering; April 23, 2022


Isaiah 38:16-17 Lord, by such things men live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. Once again differences in … Continue reading

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Emotion; March 20, 2022


Psalm 43:5 Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. I have seen jokes made about the Old Testament practice, … 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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Discipline; December 12, 2021


Psalm 107:15-16 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron. This Psalm is a series of vignettes of … Continue reading

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God’s Timing; November 24, 2021


2 Chronicles 29:36 Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced at what God had brought about for his people, because it was done so quickly. Sometimes God’s plans seem to take forever, as Peter was responding to in his famous statement … Continue reading

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Desires; November 4, 2021


James 4:2-3 You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. This issue on the face … Continue reading

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Perseverance; October 26, 2021


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. We love to talk about God’s love, and rightly so; the Bible is full of it. However, we aren’t so fond of talking about Christ’s … Continue reading

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Maturity; April 19, 2021


Genesis 25:23 The Lord said to her,“Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other, and the older will serve the younger.” It strikes me that … Continue reading

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Endurance; December 7, 2020


1 Thessalonians 1:3 We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. I know I have written on this verse multiple times in the past, … Continue reading

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