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Pressing On Toward the Goal – Philippians 3:12-21

What’s your goal in life. Notice I didn’t ask for a list of goals, I asked for your goal, your one, overarching goal that all those other goals lead to. Paul’s goal was unity with Christ. He wanted to be … Continue reading

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October 27 – How Do We Measure Our Growth in Christ?

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so … 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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August 15 – Finding Strength and Fellowship in the Church

Psalm 91-93 Romans 15:1-13 “May the patience and encouragement that come from God allow you to live in harmony with each other the way Christ Jesus wants. Then you will all be joined together, and you will give glory to … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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October 28 – More Than I Planned

Psalm 32:1-7; Job 22:21—23:17; 2 Peter 1:1-11 It seems to happen with me more than my wife. I go to the store to pick up a couple of things. On the way, she texts me to add something else to … Continue reading

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July 18 – New and Improved!

Psalm 119:97-104; Exodus 18:1-12; Colossians 1:27—2:7 One of the mysteries of life for me is the marketing ploy of changing the packaging of a familiar product and then boldly proclaiming that we should buy the product inside because this packaging … Continue reading

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June 17 – Multiply or Divide

Mark 3:20-35; 2 Samuel 7-8; Daniel 4 One of the characteristics of the early church was that it multiplied followers. People believed in Jesus in large numbers. Jesus predicted that when He talked about the grain of wheat falling into … Continue reading

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