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Family; June 23, 2022


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? I’ve always been struck by this enormously practical verse. It’s certainly not impossible for a single person to … Continue reading

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Personal Blessings; June 22, 2022


1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Paul’s blessings weren’t just for groups, but also for those closest to Him. We know nothing … Continue reading

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Spiritual Children; June 18, 2022


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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Applying Truth; April 11, 2022


John 13:17 “Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.” Every time we hit this verse in our readings I feel compelled to write on it, because it is so vitally important. This is … Continue reading

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Parenting; April 7, 2022


Proverbs 19:18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. This verse really brings out the difficulties of Bible translation! The Japanese renders it as, “Discipline your child while there … Continue reading

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Answered Prayer; February 16, 2022


2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. I forget who it … Continue reading

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A Reason to Live; February 14, 2022


1 Thessalonians 3:8 For now we really live, since you are standing firm in the Lord. I like this verse for two reasons. The first is that it displays a true pastor’s heart. As I wrote yesterday, pastoral ministry isn’t … Continue reading

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Pastors; February 13, 2022


1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. … Continue reading

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The Sabbath; December 28, 2021


Jeremiah 17:21 This is what the Lord says: Be careful not to carry a load on the Sabbath day or bring it through the gates of Jerusalem. We have gotten so far away from the concept of a Sabbath that … Continue reading

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Learning Obedience; November 1, 2021


Hebrews 5:8-10 Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the … Continue reading

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