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The Name of God; March 18, 2023


Psalms 9:10 Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. A few days ago I saw a comedy sketch on the Internet that was to me quite insightful. The … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; January 29, 2023


2 Corinthians 2:10-11 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven–if there was anything to forgive–I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For … Continue reading

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Forgiveness; December 14, 2022


Luke 1:77 “…to give his people the knowledge of salvation through the forgiveness of their sins.” This same verse came up in our readings just two weeks ago, and I wrote about how John the Baptist’s commission has now been … Continue reading

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Proclaiming Good News; October 29, 2022


Isaiah 52:7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” This is a justly famous verse, memorialized … Continue reading

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Tears Before Joy; September 30, 2022


Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. This is a justly famous passage, and it … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Blessings; September 1, 2022


Psalm 67:1-2 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine upon us, that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. The more I read the Bible the more I … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Lord; August 30, 2022


Psalm 65:8 Those living far away fear your wonders; where morning dawns and evening fades you call forth songs of joy. There is no limit to God, and so no limit to His influence or to how His creation should … Continue reading

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Time; July 26, 2022


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. One thing that both the Bible and experience teach us is that God’s timing and ours … Continue reading

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The Name of the Lord; July 18, 2022


1 Chronicles 16:10 Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. One thing about the Biblical period, and particularly that of the Old Testament, that we don’t identify with is the matter of … Continue reading

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Personal Evangelism; July 9, 2022


1 Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and … Continue reading

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