Tag Archives: God’s wrath

September 12 – When the War’s Over You Need to Make Peace

Proverbs 13-15 2 Corinthians 5 “God was in Christ, making peace between the world and himself. In Christ, God did not hold the world guilty of its sins. And he gave us this message of peace. So we have been … Continue reading

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April 8 – The Weapon of Hatred

1 Samuel 10-12 Luke 9:37-62 “When James and John, followers of Jesus, saw this, they said, ‘Lord, do you want us to call fire down from heaven and destroy those people?’” (Luke 9:54) If the last enemy to be destroyed … Continue reading

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November 26 – Seeking Genuine Faith Amidst Forgeries

Galatians 1; Jeremiah 47-48; Psalm 142 In 2003 the Bolton Museum, in England, bought an ancient Egyptian statue called the “Amarna Princess” for around $500,000. They did their due diligence and had the British museum authenticate it. It was displayed … Continue reading

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April 4 – Two Cups

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 We love to shorten long phrases into acronyms. Sometimes, acronyms may have more than one meaning. Imagine the horror of the person who wants to send lots of love to someone who is going … Continue reading

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September 23 – Not What We Deserve

Psalm 146; Proverbs 28:3-10; Ephesians 2:1-10 Ah, the good life! A nice home, a loving spouse, 2.2 children, a good job, a fine car, the best food and drink…. don’t we all dream of something like that? As we walk … Continue reading

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January 14 – Boundless Love

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 36:5-10 (We feast on the abundance of God’s house); Jeremiah 3:1-5 (Unfaithful Israel); Acts 8:18-24 (God’s gifts cannot be purchased) I imagine there are times when we all wonder if God still loves us. … Continue reading

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July 29 – God’s Horrible Mercy

“So he prayed to the Lord, and said, ‘Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!'” (Jonah 4:2-3) God has this “horrible” sense of mercy that causes him to seek ways to bring all people back to Him. Continue reading

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June 7 – God Repays

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 As the early church began to undergo persecution Paul gave them a reminder of God’s desires. “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not … Continue reading

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