Tag Archives: Relationship with God

Great in the Kingdom of Heaven

January 13 (Matthew 5:19-20 NIV) 19. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be … Continue reading

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In the Midst of Persecution, Look Forward

January 8 (Matthew 5:10 NIV) Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Persecution can take many forms, and it can occur for many reasons. Often persecution happens because of nationality or … Continue reading

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Hungering and Thirsting

January 4 (Matthew 5:6 NIV) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Psalm 42 paints a beautiful verbal picture of what it means to hunger and thirst for righteousness as the psalmist describes … Continue reading

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When Will There Be an End?

The message for us is still clear: stay true to the teaching of the gospel. Don’t get so attached to material things that you miss the spiritual joys of walking with Jesus. Trust God in the most difficult of circumstances. Continue reading

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What’s Love Got To Do With It – 1 John 4:11-21

In 1984, Tina Turner released a song called “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” In the song, it appears that she counsels people about falling in love, which is only a second hand emotion. A lot of popular songs … Continue reading

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How to Determine if a Message is #FakeGospel or #TrueGospel – 1 John 4:1-10

As I write this, we’re involved in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is dealing with the question of who to believe and who not to believe. It’s a problem in the secular world because the only standard seems to … Continue reading

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Abide in Him – 1 John 2:15-29

15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the … Continue reading

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December 30 – Serving With Authority

Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65 “And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.” (Luke 4:32 NKJV) The Luke passage today seems to be a summary of a number of weeks. We see that Jesus … Continue reading

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December 8 – Finding Ways to Help People in Need

Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43 “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.” (Ephesians 4:28 NKJV)  Behavior … Continue reading

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November 30 – Finding Hope in God in the Midst of Utter Desolation

Galatians 4:21-31; Lamentations 3-4; Psalm 146 “This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. ‘The Lord … Continue reading

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