Salvation: The Gift of God (Ephesians 2:8-10)

| Apr 13, 2019

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For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. […]

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Christmas: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? (Rev 5:12-13)

| Dec 23, 2017

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“Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing!” 13And I heard every creature in heaven and on earth and under the earth and in the sea, and all that is in them, saying, “To him who sits on the throne and […]

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Do Not be Ashamed (1 Pet 4:16)

| Aug 26, 2017

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Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. —1 Peter 4:16 “You’re not one of those Christians, are you?” he asked incredulously. I was 20 years old. I had only been a Christian for about 3 years. And it was the first time […]

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The Road Marked with Suffering is the Road to Glory (1 Pet 5:9-11)

| Jun 24, 2017

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Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. 10And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. [11To him […]

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Life is Short. Praise God! (Ps 103:15-16)

| Feb 25, 2017

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As for man, his days are like grass; he flourishes like a flower of the field; 16for the wind passes over it, and it is gone, and its place knows it no more. —Psalm 103:15-16 Recently, I presided over a memorial service for one of our older saints. She had spent most of her childhood […]

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

| Apr 10, 2016

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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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The Road of Suffering is the Road to Glory
(1 Pet 3:18)

| Oct 12, 2014

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For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit…—1 Peter 3:18 As the unbelieving world wanders farther away from biblical truth, faithful followers of Christ will increasingly suffer. When faced with righteous […]

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