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Parts of the Body; January 26, 2023


1 Corinthians 12:26 If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it. I think the biggest issue for most American Christians, at any rate, is recognizing that they are part … Continue reading

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Supernatural Response; January 19, 2023


Acts 16:25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. The picture here is clear. Luke specifies in verse 23 that they had been “severely” flogged, and their … Continue reading

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Focus; January 17, 2023


Acts 13:52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit. Paul and Barnabas and those who received their message had just experienced good things and bad things. Many people had believed the Gospel and been saved, … Continue reading

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Conscience; January 13, 2023


Acts 2:23 “This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross.” For once, I am writing on a … Continue reading

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God’s Plans; January 6, 2023


Luke 19:41-42 As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace–but now it is hidden from your eyes. God’s plans, … Continue reading

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Sin and Repentance; January 5, 2023


Luke 15:7 “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” I think we tend to misunderstand two … Continue reading

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Confirmations; December 28, 2022


Matt 2:10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. In the Christmas story we often talk about the faith of Mary and of Joseph, but when you think about it, the Magi also had exemplary faith. There is no … Continue reading

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Names; December 23, 2022


Matthew 1:23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” –which means, “God with us.” I don’t know that Jesus was ever addressed as Immanuel while He walked this … Continue reading

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Our Perception of Christ; December 19, 2022


Colossians 1:15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. Just yesterday in Children’s Church I was talking about how nobody could see God before Jesus was born, but His birth changed that. Some people, … Continue reading

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Priesthood; December 17, 2022


Hebrews 7:24-25 But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Only in Hebrews do we find … Continue reading

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