Tag Archives: sacrifice

Suffering; September 3, 2020


Acts 14:19-20 Then some Jews came from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowd over. They stoned Paul and dragged him outside of the city, thinking he was dead. But after the disciples had gathered around him, he got up … Continue reading

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Sincerity; July 6, 2020


Hosea 6:6 “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings.” Verses 1-3 of this chapter actually sound very good, and verse three has been set to music in Japanese in a worship chorus that … Continue reading

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What God Wants; June 13, 2020


Proverbs 15:8 The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him. This verse doesn’t necessarily click for us today because we don’t practice sacrificing animals to God, but the modern equivalent would be … Continue reading

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The Sacrifice of Praise; August 17, 2019


Psalm 69:30-31 I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. This will please the Lord more than an ox, more than a bull with its horns and hoofs. This is a clear statement of what the … Continue reading

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Serving God; March 21, 2019


Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Some see this as Paul stubbornly … Continue reading

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Love; July 24, 2018


John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” I quoted … Continue reading

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David’s Example; June 25, 2017


2 Samuel 24:14 David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men.” For the modern … Continue reading

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November 17, 2016


Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” I have heard a wide variety … Continue reading

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May 6, 2016


Psalm 5:3 In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. I have written and even preached on this verse, because it expresses an essential part of … Continue reading

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January 7, 2015


1 Samuel 2:1 Then Hannah prayed and said: “My heart rejoices in the Lord; in the Lord my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. This is a fairly remarkable prayer … Continue reading

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