Tag Archives: repentance

The Lordship of Christ; April 1, 2021


John 19:15 But they shouted, “Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!” “Shall I crucify your king?” Pilate asked. “We have no king but Caesar,” the chief priests answered. Here, the priests were being honest! In a way it … Continue reading

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Judas; March 30, 2021


Matthew 26:49-50 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed him. Jesus replied, “Friend, do what you came for.” The Japanese has Jesus saying, “Friend, why have you come?” which the NIV gives as an alternative translation … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; March 15, 2021


Romans 6:15, 23 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. … Continue reading

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Dinner Invitation; March 4, 2021


Matthew 22:14 “For many are invited, but few are chosen.” This is a famous saying of Jesus, but generally quoted out of context. The deciding point in whether someone was chosen was very simply their acceptance of the invitation. It … Continue reading

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Weeds in the Church; February 28, 2021


Matthew 13:29 “‘No,’ he answered, ‘because while you are pulling the weeds, you may root up the wheat with them.’” It’s very difficult to pull out one verse from this parable, because all seven verses are very much part of … Continue reading

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Baptism; February 25, 2021


Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. … Continue reading

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Sin and Grace; January 31, 2021


Proverbs 20:9 Who can say, “I have kept my heart pure; I am clean and without sin”? This is a rhetorical question, but Paul answered it clearly: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) … Continue reading

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The Invitation; January 12, 2021


Revelation 22:17  The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. I know I’ve written … Continue reading

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Humility; January 10, 2021


Jude 1:1-2 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and a brother of James, To those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ: Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Every … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; December 23, 2020


Hebrews 10:30-31 For we know him who said, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” and again, “The Lord will judge his people.” It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. It is … Continue reading

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