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Standing Firm for the Truth of Christ in Love – 1 John 2:1-14

At times, it seems like Christians have difficulty with the twin commands to stand for the truth and to show love to others. John shared the message of standing for the truth, but he also continued to proclaim the need … Continue reading

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December 11 – Building Strong Families is Hard Work!

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4 NKJV)  There are a lot of societal practices that mirror … Continue reading

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December 10 – Mutual Submission for the Spread of the Gospel

Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45 “submitting to one another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5:21 NKJV) With these words, Paul begins his instructions to Christian men that turns society on its ear.  If you’re used to reading these … Continue reading

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October 23 – Our Behavior Reflects Our Growth in Christ

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 “You are witnesses, and God also, how devoutly and justly and blamelessly we behaved ourselves among you who believe; as you know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you, … Continue reading

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September 29 – Walking in the Truth

3 John 1; Ezra 7-8; Psalm 94 “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (3 John 4) By the time he wrote this, John was old. He saw the church and the followers … Continue reading

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December 8 – Following the Way of Truth

Daniel 8-10 3 John “Nothing gives me greater joy than to hear that my children are following the way of truth.” (3 John 4 NCV) The leader of a church that was close to the heart of John, he considered … Continue reading

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July 16 – Anyone Sleeping in Your Church?

Psalm 16-17 Acts 20:1-16 “A young man named Eutychus was sitting in the window. As Paul continued talking, Eutychus was falling into a deep sleep. Finally, he went sound asleep and fell to the ground from the third floor. When … Continue reading

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April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

(Published late at night because – Sunday and church obligations make it hard to write this earlier!) 1 Kings 6-7 Luke 20:27-47 “Jesus said to them, ‘On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be … Continue reading

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April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival

2 Samuel 3-5 Luke 14:25-35 “If anyone comes to me but loves his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—or even life—more than me, he cannot be my follower.” (Luke 14:26 NCV) Jesus became a Judean rock star. People gathered … Continue reading

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March 20 – God’s Ways Compared To Our Ways

Joshua 4-6 Luke 1:1-20 “He will go before the Lord in spirit and power like Elijah. He will make peace between parents and their children and will bring those who are not obeying God back to the right way of … Continue reading

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