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Decisions; September 16, 2021


Acts 1:24-26 Then they prayed, “Lord, you know everyone’s heart. Show us which of these two you have chosen to take over this apostolic ministry, which Judas left to go where he belongs.” Then they cast lots, and the lot … Continue reading

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Standards; August 4, 2021


Matthew 5:48 “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Standards are important. Without standards, it’s very hard to evaluate anything. The flip side of that is that if our standards are skewed we are in deep trouble, because … Continue reading

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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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Laziness; January 27, 2021


Proverbs 6:10-11 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest– and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. This past Sunday I preached on Exodus 34:21, that … Continue reading

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Maturity; August 12, 2020


Luke 8:14 The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature. Matthew’s record of this parable (Matthew … Continue reading

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God’s Spirit; March 30, 2020


2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. In the first 12 verses of this chapter, this verse and verse 12 have echoed most strongly … Continue reading

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God’s Control; March 8, 2020


Philippians 1:3, 6 I thank my God every time I remember you, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. I have been … Continue reading

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God as Dirt; November 12, 2019


Isaiah 61:11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise spring up before all nations. In such a dearly-loved chapter as this I … Continue reading

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Servant of God; September 20, 2019


Psalm 119:125 I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes. This should be the declaration and prayer of every Christian. We delight, rightly enough, in being children of God, (John 1:12-13) but we tend to … Continue reading

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Rest; August 13, 2019


Psalm 62:1 My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. This verse is echoed in verse five, just changing “hope” for “salvation.” However, the Japanese translation puts a very different slant on them both. It says, … Continue reading

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