Tag Archives: God’s will

On Being Pure in Heart

January 6 (Matthew 5:8 NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Pure gold is gold without any other substance mixed in. A pure heart, in the Christian perspective,is a heart focused on accomplishing God’s will … Continue reading

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Finishing Thoughts – 1 John 5:13-21

We close out with I John as John leaves us with a number of finishing thoughts. We start by looking at the fact that we can know that we have eternal life and, knowing that, we can continue believing in … Continue reading

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December 26 – A Light of Revelation

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 “A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel.” (Luke 2:32 NKJV) Jesus had a two-fold mission: He was the Son of David, calling the people of Israel … Continue reading

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November 16 – Are You Experiencing God’s Joy or Making Him Laugh?

James 4; Jeremiah 27-28; Psalm 132 “Come now, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit’; whereas you do not know what … Continue reading

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August 14 – Tearing Down the Sin Barrier

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29 NKJV)  The religious leaders had been grilling … Continue reading

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July 8 – About That Prayer

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 “And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.’” (Mark 14:36 NKJV) Prayer is a strange … Continue reading

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March 28 – Nevertheless, He Persisted – To His Own Regret

My schedule has been convoluted since my daughter’s wedding and my wife’s graduation ceremony. (EdD) I’m finally getting back on schedule. I hope. Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 “Then Balak said to him, ‘Please come with me … Continue reading

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August 10 – God’s Gift of Grace

Psalm 79-80 Romans 11:1-18 “And if he chose them by grace, it is not for the things they have done. If they could be made God’s people by what they did, God’s gift of grace would not really be a … Continue reading

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July 23 – It’s About Time, It’s About Place, It’s About Sharing God’s Love and Grace

Psalm 33-34 Acts 24 “But Felix became afraid when Paul spoke about living right, self-control, and the time when God will judge the world. He said, ‘Go away now. When I have more time, I will call for you.’ At … Continue reading

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June 14 – The Hardest Command

Ezra 9-10, Acts 1 “Once when he was eating with them, he told them not to leave Jerusalem. He said, ‘Wait here to receive the promise from the Father which I told you about. John baptized people with water, but … Continue reading

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