God Cares – He is Merciful and Just (Psalm 34:15-16)

| Aug 1, 2020

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The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. 16The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth. –Psalm 34:15-16 Two of God’s attributes are on display in these verses that have a direct impact on the […]

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Don’t Grow Weary; Opportunities Abound (Galatians 6:9-10)

| Jun 20, 2020

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And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. –Galatians 6:9-10 Weariness and fatigue are frequent, common realities, especially […]

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Go and Learn (Matthew 9:13)

| Jan 11, 2020

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“Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” –Matthew 9:13 What a seemingly simple and clear command the Lord gave to the disapproving Pharisees —“go and learn.” Jesus had just called Matthew the tax collector to follow Him, which he did […]

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What To Do With The Burdens of Life (Psalm 55:22)

| Oct 26, 2019

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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. This prayer of David came in the midst of his very real and serious troubles. His anguish came from a close friend who betrayed him. David’s recourse was prayer, not revenge; he left […]

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A Call to Worship our Great Creator God (Psalm 100:1-3)

| Mar 9, 2019

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Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! 2Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into his presence with singing! 3Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. –Psalm 100:1-3 Psalm 100 is my favorite call […]

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Practical Steps in Doing God’s Will (1 Thess 5:14-17)

| Jan 26, 2019

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And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. 15See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. 16Rejoice always, 17pray without ceasing –1 Thessalonians 5:14-17 I love how practical the Bible can […]

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Short Verse, Huge Impact (Phil 1:21)

| Aug 4, 2018

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For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. –Philippians 1:21 This is a short verse and easy to memorize. It can roll off my tongue without much effort and too often without thinking about the deeper meaning and implications behind it. Paul wrote this letter from prison to encourage the believers […]

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Living Out God’s Will (Romans 12:11-13)

| May 5, 2018

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Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. 12Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. 13Contribute to the needs of the saints and seek to show hospitality. –Romans 12:11-13 I’m so glad God cares enough to help us in the practical, day-to-day living out of His […]

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Declared Righteous and Living It (Phil 3:9)

| Jan 27, 2018

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and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith- –Philippians 3:9 Righteousness. Such an important term related to the character of God and the calling of His children. It is not […]

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Powerful Help in Overcoming Fear (2 Tim 1:7)

| Jun 10, 2017

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For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. –2 Timothy 1:7 This week’s Fighter Verse is a statement of what God has given believers. It follows a powerful reminder of Timothy’s godly heritage and training from his mother and grandmother. His mentor, the apostle Paul, wanted to […]

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Abiding in Christ (John 15:5)

| Nov 6, 2016

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I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.  –John 15:5 As I reflect on this verse, I think about the walks I take in the nature preserve near my home. I see […]

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The Power of God for Salvation (Rom 1:16-17)

| Aug 7, 2016

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For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. [17For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”] –Romans 1:16 […]

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