Tag Archives: Forgiveness

The Merciful

January 5 (Matthew 5:7 NIV) Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. If you watch too many popular television shows and movies you might get the impression that revenge is the primary reason for anything to happen. … Continue reading

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Dealing With Divorce and the Importance of Children

The County Courthouse – where wedding dreams begin, and too often die. Divorce is a touchy subject these days. What does Jesus say about marriage? About divorce? I don’t have all the answers, but I think God’s plan always includes … Continue reading

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Who’s Your Family? – Mark 3:20-35

The picture above is from my family reunion at my mom’s 90th birthday. Family is important to me, but as important as my family is to me, following God’s will is the most important thing in my life. I’ve been … Continue reading

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December 20 – God’s Love Wins and Brings True Peace

Colossians 2:20-3:17; Ezekiel 29-30; Isaiah 55 “But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and … Continue reading

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December 18 – Beyond the Manger: The Reason for the Season

Colossians 1:1-23; Ezekiel 25-26; Isaiah 53 “He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, So He opened … Continue reading

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December 12 – No More Sour Grapes, Now Forgiveness in Christ

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 “‘Do I have any pleasure at all that the wicked should die?’ says the Lord God, ‘and not that he should turn from his ways and live?’” (Ezekiel 18:23 NKJV)  Ezekiel 18 begins by … Continue reading

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December 4 – Two Beautiful, Unifying Words

Ephesians 1; Ezekiel 4-5; Psalm 150 “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Ephesians 1:2 NKJV) What beautiful words those two words are: grace and peace. It’s the grace of God that brings … Continue reading

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November 18 – Living in a Reality Where Gold and Silver are Worthless

1 Peter 1; Jeremiah 31-32; Psalm 134 “knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a … Continue reading

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October 26 – Dealing With People Inside and Outside of the Church

1 Thessalonians 5; Isaiah 23-24; Psalm 116 “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue … Continue reading

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October 20 – Trust God, Don’t Have Misplaced Fears

Revelation 20; Isaiah 7-8; Psalm 110 “For the Lord spoke thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying: ‘Do not say, “A conspiracy,” Concerning all that … Continue reading

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