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The Bondage of Self-Justification

Found a sin to avoid as I read in the Gospel of Luke this morning (20:25-29). One to be on guard against. One, if I’m honest, I’ve been trapped by too many times to count. The guy was a lawyer. … Continue reading

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A Firm Foundation

Reminded this morning that building a firm foundation doesn’t prevent a flood. “Why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you? Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and does them, I will … Continue reading

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Have Faith in God

Honestly, for me they can be kind of uncomfortable verses to hover over. They’re verses about faith and prayer . . . audacious prayer and unwavering faith. Prayer that involves moving mountains and faith that doesn’t doubt it will happen. … Continue reading

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The Bottom Line in a Crisis of Faith

This morning I was reminded in 1Corinthians 13 that “now we see in a mirror dimly” and only “know in part.” If that’s true of us who have the inspired Word and the indwelling Spirit, how much more was that … Continue reading

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Even the Fringe of His Garment

Mark’s language seems to paint a somewhat frenetic, if not chaotic, situation. People running about “the whole region” at Gennesaret, grabbing up the sickbeds of infirm loved ones and friends, and then rushing to where they anticipated Jesus would be. … Continue reading

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Do Not Fear, Only Believe

They were the words he had hoped he would never hear. The words he had done everything he could think of to avoid. He would give up everything, even his good standing among the religious elite, if could only find … Continue reading

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Let Grace Reign!

Sin is like a spreading disease. Grace like a covering cure. Sin, like yeast, starts at the place where it is introduced and then dispenses itself and permeates everything that touches it leading to death. Grace is sourced outside of … Continue reading

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