Tag Archives: training

Faith; August 6, 2020


Mark 9:23-24 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” Matthew’s telling of this episode came up in the readings July 26th, but … Continue reading

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Light; June 10, 2020


Proverbs 4:18-19 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them … Continue reading

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Life on Earth; November 19, 2019


Jeremiah 12:5 “If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?” I have … Continue reading

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Parenting; October 7, 2019


Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. When I get to this part of the Bible … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Day; September 15, 2019


Psalm 118:24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. Several sections of this Psalm have been set to music in the past 50 years, to the point that I can’t read … Continue reading

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If, Then; July 3, 2019


Deuteronomy 11:13-14 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the Lord your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul—then I will send rain on your land in … Continue reading

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Credentials; April 19, 2019


2 Corinthians 3:4-6 Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent as ministers of a … Continue reading

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Church Growth; August 11, 2018


Acts 2:41-42 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Many … Continue reading

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The Lessons God Provides; April 11, 2018


Jonah 4: 6, 7, 8 The Lord (God) provided … The turn of phrase in this chapter is very instructive. We think of God providing things we want, but we don’t think of Him providing things we don’t want. Providing … Continue reading

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Generational Transmission; January 4, 2018


Psalms 145:4 One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. Moses wrote repeatedly about the necessity of transmitting knowledge of God from one generation to another, and here David is touching on the … Continue reading

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