Tag Archives: obedience to God

Baptism in the Holy Spirit; September 22, 2021


Acts 8:15-17 When they arrived, they prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come upon any of them; they had simply been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus. … Continue reading

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Assignments; September 14, 2021


John 18:11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” John doesn’t record Jesus’ agonized prayer about this “cup,” but at the time he wrote that was already circulating through … Continue reading

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Human Weakness; August 12, 2021


Matthew 26:41 “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Every time I read this passage I remember an experiment that was done in the early days of … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Authority; August 6, 2021


Matthew 8:10 When Jesus heard this, he was astonished and said to those following him, “I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” This is a famous story, but do we really … Continue reading

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Trouble; July 19, 2021


Isaiah 65:10 “Sharon will become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a resting place for herds, for my people who seek me.” We don’t usually think of Isaiah as a judgmental prophet, but this chapter doesn’t make … Continue reading

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God Cares; June 21, 2021


Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. To be honest, I had forgotten that this was in the Old Testament. I just had Peter’s expression of this … Continue reading

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Bold Prayer; May 20, 2021


1 Kings 18:37 “Answer me, O Lord, answer me, so these people will know that you, O Lord, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again.” Elijah’s motive was never his own fame or glory, but rather … Continue reading

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Listening to God; May 17, 2021


1 Kings 17:2, 5 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah. So he did what the Lord had told him. Elijah is remembered as one of the greatest prophets, even though he didn’t leave a book with his … Continue reading

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Intimacy with God; April 22, 2021


Exodus 33:11 The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks with his friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent. This is … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; April 17, 2021


Genesis 20:3 But God came to Abimelech in a dream one night and said to him, “You are as good as dead because of the woman you have taken; she is a married woman.” This whole story seems very weird … Continue reading

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