Tag Archives: the Church

God’s Temple; May 11, 2021


1 Kings 8:27 “But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” I well remember when I used this Scripture in doing a dedication ceremony for … Continue reading

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The Gift of Tongues; April 13, 2021


Acts 2:4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. This was a watershed moment in human history, not to mention the history of the Church. (Actually, … Continue reading

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The Invitation; January 12, 2021


Revelation 22:17  The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. I know I’ve written … Continue reading

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The Church; November 12, 2020


1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple. The Japanese … Continue reading

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Jews; November 6, 2020


Romans 11:12 But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss means riches for the Gentiles, how much greater riches will their fullness bring! My impression is that the average Christian thinks very little about the Jews, … Continue reading

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Family; February 11, 2020


1 Corinthians 4:15-16 Even though you have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel. Therefore I urge you to imitate me. God indeed never misses … Continue reading

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Unity; January 26, 2020


John 17:20-21 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in … Continue reading

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Refugees; November 5, 2019


Isaiah 16:5 In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it– one from the house of David– one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness. It is fascinating that this … Continue reading

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Trusting God; December 31, 2017


Lamentations 3:21-23 Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations was written … Continue reading

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November 5, 2016


Acts 9:4-5 He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?” “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked. “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. This famous story of … Continue reading

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