Only One (1 Timothy 2:5)

| Jun 12, 2021

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For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus —1 Timothy 2:5 Historical Background God provided the foreshadowing of 1 Timothy 2:5 through the Old Testament instructions regarding the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16 and Numbers 29:7-11. By His love and mercy for His sinful […]

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Call Upon the LORD (Psalm 86:5-7)

| Jun 5, 2021

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For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you. 6Give ear, O LORD, to my prayer; listen to my plea for grace. 7In the day of my trouble I call upon you, for you answer me. —Psalm 86:5-7 The book of Psalms is a collection of […]

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Wait for the LORD (Isaiah 40:30-31)

| May 29, 2021

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Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; 31but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. —Isaiah 40:30-31 Fainting, weary, exhausted. This describes all of us. […]

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Righteous and Unrighteous Anger (Ephesians 4:26)

| May 15, 2021

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Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, —Ephesians 4:26 There are several different Greek words used for “anger” in the New Testament that are expressions of two kinds of anger – righteous anger and unrighteous anger. Last week our Fighter Verses passage admonished us to “set […]

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In Union with Christ (Colossians 3:1-3)

| May 8, 2021

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If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. 3For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. —Colossians 3:1-3 The […]

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The Tree, The Chaff, The Prosperity (Psalm 1:3-4)

| Apr 24, 2021

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Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. —Psalm 1:1-2 He is like a tree planted by […]

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Delight in God’s Word (Psalm 1:1-2)

| Apr 17, 2021

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Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. —Psalm 1:1-2 Psalm 1 and 2 combine to provide […]

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God’s Gift of Wisdom (James 1:4-5)

| Apr 10, 2021

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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 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 […]

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God Tests Our Faith (James 1:2-3)

| Apr 3, 2021

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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 KEY WORDS from James 1:2-3: JOY Meeting trials with joy is not flippancy or denial of what you are suffering. James is not saying, “just put on a happy […]

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The Glory and Humility of Christ – Part 4

| Mar 27, 2021

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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 Our Fighter Verses passage […]

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The Glory and Humility of Christ – Part 2 (Philippians 2:8-9)

| Mar 13, 2021

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Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, 6who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. —Philippians 2:5-7 And being found in human […]

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The Glory and Humility of Christ – Part 1 (Philippians 2:5-7)

| Mar 6, 2021

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Over these next four weeks and culminating in Holy Week, we will be memorizing Philippians 2:5-13. The context of this passage looks back to Philippians 2:1-4. Paul makes an appeal to the Philippian believers, “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, […]

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The World (1 John 2:15-17)

| Feb 27, 2021

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Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life-is not from the Father but is from the world. […]

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Because of Jesus (Romans 8:1)

| Feb 20, 2021

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There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. —Romans 8:1 With the glorious declaration of Romans 8:1, the Apostle Paul reaches the summit of an arduous climb. When the word ‘therefore’ begins a Bible verse, it’s time to pause and consider what has come before. The word denotes that something […]

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In God Alone (Psalm 62:5-8)

| Feb 13, 2021

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For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. 6He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. [8Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out […]

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