March 27, 2019

March 27, 2019 “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord,...

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March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019 “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Mark 10:45 Americans are expert consumers. We are masters at finding the thing that will most perfectly meet our need or...

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March 13, 2019

March 13, 2019 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” –...

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March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15 We probably think of paradise as a place of endless relaxation where we are free from work. However, this is not the...

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February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1 Anyone who has small children knows that thankfulness is not their strong suit. In fact, if my provision for them was dependant on their gratitude toward me, they probably would have...

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February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019   “Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the...

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February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16   Hypocrite! It is one of the most hurtful and demeaning words that can be spoken to a follower of Christ. We can endure such...

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February 6, 2019

February 6, 2019 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” – 1 Corinthians 2:2 Theology is intimidating. When we set out to plumb the depths of all we can know about God, there is no end to that endeavor. When...

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January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith...

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January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 One of the most unfortunate developments...

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