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Things That Belong to Salvation

Chewing on the first twelve verses of Hebrews six this morning. Tough chewing. A lot of gristle. Hard to know exactly who is being spoken of as those who “have once been enlightened . . . and then fallen away” … Continue reading

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Devoted to Good Works

Okay, the echoing bell of repetition is ringing louder as I continue reading in the first half of Titus 3 this morning. I’ve already encountered its peal a couple of times so that when it rings this morning, I’m primed … Continue reading

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Bear Fruit with Patience

Noticing this morning that one of these things is not like the other. Hovering over Luke’s account of Jesus’ telling of the parable of the sower. Pretty familiar story. Easy to skim because of the familiarity. But for some reason … Continue reading

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What More To Do?

He does all things well (Mk. 7:37). If that’s not one of the “official” attributes of God, I’m thinking it should be. Something I read in Isaiah this morning has me thinking it. In chapter five, Isaiah the prophet becomes … Continue reading

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These Qualities

I’m wondering if they couldn’t be considered the poor cousin of the fruit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Not as many. Not as well known. Have never seen a graphic, or heard even one song about them. While Paul’s list in … Continue reading

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On My Face, Set On My Feet, Ready to be Fruitful

Beholding the glory of God has a way of putting you facedown in worship in silence. The Spirit of God can then pick you up, set you on your feet, and prepare you to hear what God is saying. That’s … Continue reading

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Our Investment Portfolios

I have often been intrigued by the idea of laying up “treasures in heaven.” Of being mindful that there is stuff we do in the here and now that results in the accumulation and deposit of valuable collectibles in the … Continue reading

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The Tenth Fruit of the Spirit?

It’s been a good week working through Titus as part of my morning readings. And in a letter that is so concerned with teaching, and defending, sound doctrine, what has been clear is that, in a sense, sound doctrine is … Continue reading

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To Bear Fruit

Jesus interpreted the news for them. That incident where Pilate decided to shed the blood of those not so innocent Galileans who had come to shed the blood of their innocent sacrifices in Jerusalem? Don’t think it was God’s divine … Continue reading

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Hearing Is Believing

Yesterdays’ thoughts were kind of my conclusion to Jesus’ parable of the sower. I continue reading today and I realize, not surprisingly, Jesus provided His own conclusion. And then, as if to punctuate it all, Luke relates an interestingly placed … Continue reading

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