All Scripture references are quoted from the New International Version of the Bible (unless otherwise noted).

October 25th, 2017

“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17 Proverbs 27:17 is a much loved verse and often quoted as a way of explaining how close friendships make us better. However, I was recently reading an article by Biblical scholars which made the case that this is...

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October 18th, 2017

“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came to save sinners – of whom I am the worst.” – 1 Timothy 1:15   One of the biggest obstacles that prevents unbelievers from coming to accept Christ is that they believe they are too bad of a...

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October 11th, 2017

“But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.” – Philippians 2:17 In the New Testament, the church of Antioch holds a very special place. It was the first...

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October 4th, 2017

“The thief comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come that they may have life and have it in abundance.” – John 10:10 When we see something blatantly and unthinkably evil, our first inclination is to try to make sense of it. We look at...

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September 27th, 2017

“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 11:1 There have been many athletes in the news lately making headlines for a position that they have decided to take on certain political issues. And though the issues themselves can often be complicated and even convoluted,...

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September 20th, 2017

“But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” – 1 Samuel 16:7 Many people who...

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September 13th, 2017

“And they were calling to one another: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.’” – Isaiah 6:3 The overarching theme of the Old Testament is God’s holiness. Holiness refers to that fact that God is completely set apart from His creation. The...

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September 6th, 2017

“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 On Monday of this week, our family dog, Dinah, passed away. Dinah was 17 years old, so none of my five children have ever known...

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August 30th, 2017

“Keep falsehood and lies far from me; give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread. Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you and say, ‘Who is the LORD?’ Or I may become poor and steal, and so dishonor the name of my God.”...

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August 23rd, 2017

“Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator – who is forever praised. Amen.” –...

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