The Way of the Righteous and the Wicked (Ps 1:5-6)

| May 2, 2016 | Set 1 Week 18

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Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; 6for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish. —Psalm 1:5-6 How blessed is the man who delights in and meditates on the law of the Lord (Psalm 1:2). Primary […]

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Our Refuge in God the Word

| Apr 18, 2016 | Set 1 Week 16

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The text is simple: the blessed man doesn’t walk in the counsel of the wicked. On the contrary, the blessed man meditates on the law of the LORD day and night. Going Deeper We would short-circuit the point here if we only walk away saying, “I want to be a blessed man so I should […]

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Ask the God who Gives for What You Lack! (James 1:4-5)

| Apr 10, 2016 | Set 1 Week 15

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And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. 5If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. —James 1:4-5 What are you asking God for? In August of 2015, our youngest daughter […]

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How To Count It All Joy (James 1:2-3)

| Apr 3, 2016 | Set 1 Week 14

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Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. —James 1:2-3 My first thought upon reading these verses is that steadfastness had better be worth it. Be joyful in the midst of your pain, because it will give way to […]

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Applying the Gospel (Phil 2:12-13)

| Mar 27, 2016 | Set 1 Week 13

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Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure. —Philippians 2:12-13 When my sins are […]

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