What Do You See? (Hebrews 12:2)

| Mar 17, 2018

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looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. — Hebrews 12:2 Disney’s Cool Runnings is a fictional story based on the 1988 Jamaican bobsled team. In […]

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None But Christ and Him Crucified (1 Cor 2:1-2)

| Dec 15, 2017

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And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. —1 Corinthians 2:1-2 I long for the day when letters like 1 Corinthians will no longer need to […]

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The Wise Man and The Fool (Prov 29:1, 11)

| Sep 16, 2017

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He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing… 11A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. —Proverbs 29:1, 11 There is a huge white birch on the back of my property that is the tallest tree in the entire yard. […]

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Learning is a Grace, Too (Phil 4:11-13)

| Jun 3, 2017

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…I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13I can do all things through him who strengthens me. —Philippians 4:11-13 I […]

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By the Company We Keep (Ps 103:20-22)

| Mar 11, 2017

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Bless the LORD, O you his angels, you mighty ones who do his word, obeying the voice of his word! 21Bless the LORD, all his hosts, his ministers, who do his will! 22Bless the LORD, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the LORD, O my soul! —Psalm 103:20-22 George Washington said, […]

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Armor For A Close Battle (Eph 6:12-13)

| Jul 3, 2016

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For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having […]

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One Day (Phil 2:10-11)

| Mar 20, 2016

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so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. —Philippians 2:10-11 One day, cancer will bow. One day, pain and sorrow and hurt will eat dust. One day, […]

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For God’s Glory (Psalm 79:9)

| Nov 15, 2015

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Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name’s sake! —Psalm 79:9 God’s glory is the sum total of all His infinite perfections. God, being who He is and how He is, by necessity, does all that He does for the […]

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A Dad’s Loving Advice (Prov 4:23-24)

| Sep 27, 2015

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Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. 24Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you. —Proverbs 4:23-24 Fatherly advice is as old as Adam. A blog I read recently asked, “Is fatherly advice still around, or has it become a parenting practice of […]

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JESUS HIMSELF (John 6:35)

| Jun 14, 2015

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“I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”—John 6:35 Okay, so Jesus says, “I am the bread of life,” and we immediately get excited and start thinking about spiritual fulfillment and contentment in Christ, which are not necessarily wrong, but let’s take […]

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Steadfast, immovable (1 Cor 15:58)

| Dec 14, 2014

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Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.—1 Corinthians 15:58 That word, “therefore,” which starts this verse that you’ve set your heart to memorize—that word, every time you see it, deserves the same question: “What’s it there […]

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Take care (Heb 3:12-13)

| Dec 7, 2014

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Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.—Hebrews 3:12-13 Do you know how many times […]

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Roll your burden onto Jesus (Psa 55:22)

| Oct 19, 2014

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Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.—Psalm 55:22 She stood there in the kitchen weeping. Years of living by faith were being challenged by the dark cloud of spiritual doubt that threatened to overwhelm her, steal her joy, leave her without the […]

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Let the fire die (Proverbs 26:20)

| Sep 14, 2014

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For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.—Proverbs 26:20 It started as a campfire, a place to keep away the chill of the night air, prepare food, brew coffee, and remind the local wildlife that man was in the woods. But the man left the woods, and […]

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We Live by the Word (James 1:22-24)

| Aug 31, 2014

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But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks intently at his natural face in a mirror. 24For he looks at himself and goes away and at once forgets what he was […]

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