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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