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Freedom

For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. (1 Peter 2:15-16 ESV) “Genuine freedom liberates believers to do what is good. […]

Prayer

Immediately he made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the […]

Treasure God’s Word

“And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive to them. And his mother treasured up all these things in her heart.” (Luke 2:51 ESV) The second chapter of Luke gives us some insight into the childhood of Jesus. The shepherds came on the night of his birth and told Mary […]

Christ’s Resurrection

The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:30-31 ESV) […]

The Gospel

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. (Romans 1:16 ESV) The gospel never ceases to amaze me. Its power to bring peace to souls is visible. Its power to transform is unequaled. […]

God’s Promise to Abraham

(Genesis 12:3 ESV) I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” The promises that God made to Abraham when he was called to leave Haran were wonderful indeed. We see God’s provision (a land that I […]

Celebrating Christmas

And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene. (Matthew 2:23 ESV) There are many things that come to mind as I prepare myself to celebrate Christmas. The desire to bless friends and family with the […]

Praise and Thanksgiving

I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving. This will please the LORD more than an ox or a bull with horns and hoofs. When the humble see it they will be glad; you who seek God, let your hearts revive. (Psalm 69:30-32 ESV) Psalm 69 is […]

Just Love

Then the LORD said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation.  Take with you seven pairs of all clean animals, the male and his mate, and a pair of the animals that are not clean, the male and […]

Enduring Hope

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4 ESV) The Scriptures and the blessing of knowing Jesus provides enduring hope. Paul was teaching the Roman church about church unity in the final chapters of the […]