Tag Archives: Grace

October 12 – Lists of Sins, or Hearts of Love?

Isaiah 39-40 Colossians 4 “Be wise in the way you act with people who are not believers, making the most of every opportunity. When you talk, you should always be kind and pleasant so you will be able to answer … Continue reading

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October 11 – Jesus Loves The Children of the World

Isaiah 37-38 Colossians 3 “You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you. This new life brings you the true knowledge of God. In the … Continue reading

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October 1 – Created to Be Like God

Isaiah 11-13 Ephesians 4 “You were taught to leave your old self—to stop living the evil way you lived before. That old self becomes worse, because people are fooled by the evil things they want to do. But you were … Continue reading

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September 29 – Destroying the Walls

Isaiah 7-8 Ephesians 2 “But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away from God are brought near through the blood of Christ’s death. Christ himself is our peace. He made both Jewish people and those who are not … Continue reading

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September 26 – What If We Loved Each Other Like Jesus Commanded?

Isaiah 1-2 Galatians 5 “The whole law is made complete in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ If you go on hurting each other and tearing each other apart, be careful, or you will completely destroy … Continue reading

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September 25 – Weak and Useless Rules

Song of Solomon 6-8 Galatians 4 “In the past you did not know God. You were slaves to gods that were not real. But now you know the true God. Really, it is God who knows you. So why do … Continue reading

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September 24 – Painting a Unique Masterpiece – Not a Paint-by-Numbers Copy

Song of Solomon 4-5 Galatians 3 “Tell me this one thing: How did you receive the Holy Spirit? Did you receive the Spirit by following the law? No, you received the Spirit because you heard the Good News and believed … Continue reading

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September 22 – There Is No Christianity 1.1 or 2.0

Ecclesiastes 10-12 Galatians 1 “God, by his grace through Christ, called you to become his people. So I am amazed that you are turning away so quickly and believing something different than the Good News. Really, there is no other … Continue reading

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September 18 – There Is No “New and Improved” Gospel Message

Proverbs 30-31 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 “Such men are not true apostles but are workers who lie. They change themselves to look like apostles of Christ. This does not surprise us. Even Satan changes himself to look like an angel of … Continue reading

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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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