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Repentance; October 7, 2022


Proverbs 14:9 Fools mock at making amends for sin, but goodwill is found among the upright. The NIV attempted to put this into modern cultural context by saying “making amends,” but the Japanese sticks with the original by saying “making … Continue reading

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A Faithful Workman; June 27, 2022


2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. This verse is often quoted to young ministers, seeking … 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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Christian Living; February 9, 2022


Colossians 2:6-7 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. Paul expands on this for … Continue reading

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Practical Christianity; February 6, 2022


Philippians 4:9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. It seems like every time you turn around, someone is … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; May 13, 2021


1 Kings 8:46 “When they sin against you–for there is no one who does not sin–…” Solomon really doubles down on the subject of repentance. Paul was hardly being original when he wrote, “for all have sinned and fall short … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; May 12, 2021


1 Kings 8:39-40 “Then hear from heaven, your dwelling place. Forgive and act; deal with each man according to all he does, since you know his heart (for you alone know the hearts of all men), so that they will … Continue reading

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Pride; August 16, 2020


Luke 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” This doesn’t specify whether Peter was present at this particular time, but he certainly got the message, because he wrote, “All of … Continue reading

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Applying Wisdom; June 9, 2020


Proverbs 3:1-2 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. This chapter of Proverbs has so much extremely helpful stuff in it … Continue reading

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God’s Grace; February 18, 2020


2 Corinthians 6:1 As God’s fellow workers we urge you not to receive God’s grace in vain. This verse has two major points. The first refers back to the last two verses of the previous chapter, which say that by … Continue reading

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