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The Joy of Obedience; January 10, 2023


John 15:11-13 “I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than … Continue reading

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Ranking; December 29, 2022


Matthew 2:15 And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” Matthew is the most thoroughly Jewish of the Gospels. Recent linguistic analysis by computer indicates it was probably written … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; December 20, 2022


Isaiah 11:3-4 And he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, … Continue reading

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Pleasing God; November 20, 2022


Zecharian 8:16-17 These are the things you are to do: Speak the truth to each other, and render true and sound judgment in your courts; do not plot evil against your neighbor, and do not love to swear falsely. I … Continue reading

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Parental Discipline; October 11, 2022


Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you punish him with the rod, he will not die. Punish him with the rod and save his soul from death. Talk about politically incorrect Biblical truth! In some places, … Continue reading

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Standards of Morality; June 28, 2022


Titus 1:15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. Well, Paul, why don’t you tell us what you … 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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Mercy; April 26, 2020


James 2:12-13 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! I think a … Continue reading

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Purity; April 16, 2020


Titus 1:15-16 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions … Continue reading

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God’s Standard; December 16, 2019


Matthew 5:46 “If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?” The whole Sermon on the Mount lays out a standard that seems impossibly high to us, simply because … Continue reading

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