Tag Archives: forgiveness

A “Step One” Savior

Don’t know if I’m connecting dots here that should be connected, but let’s run with it. Hovering over Matthew 18:15-20, a “go to” passage when it comes to church discipline. A progressive path towards calling a brother (or sister) to … Continue reading

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From Beginning to End, Forgive

Hovering over the Lord’s prayer in Matthew 6 this morning. Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.Give us this day our daily … Continue reading

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Forgive

That Solomon is taken over by the Spirit of God in his prayer of dedication for the temple is beyond obvious. If there’s any question about it, the sure sign of being filled by the Spirit, prophesying, is more than … Continue reading

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I Am Sorry

Don’t know what David did, but he did. Don’t know if the effects he was suffering were but natural consequences of sinful behavior divinely permitted, or if they were supernatural repercussions divinely inflicted. What is clear is that David saw … Continue reading

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She Loved Much

She was a woman of repute. Of ill repute. A woman “of the city” and evidently a woman known (in the biblical sense) by many in the city. That she crashed the dinner party at the Pharisee’s house was shocking. … Continue reading

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An Arbiter or An Advocate

Job thought he needed an arbiter. John says we have an Advocate. Job was looking for someone to act as judge between himself and God so he could plead his case. John knew our need for Someone to draw alongside … Continue reading

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Abundantly Pardoned!

It’s one of those passages of Scripture that is known by almost everyone who’s been around the Bible for any length of time. Might not know much about Isaiah’s prophecy, but this they know. Not only do I believe it … Continue reading

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A Perpetual Motion Thing

Noodling on some of Jesus’ teaching this morning. Kind of a “chicken and egg” thing, but not really ’cause I know which came first. Maybe more of a perpetual motion thing. Now, I’m no scientist, but I get the basics … Continue reading

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Blessed!

The songwriter recalls that bleak season of life. He sings a lament of the time when the wheels almost totally came off the car (or the chariot, as the case might be). A time of great heaviness, never ending groaning, … Continue reading

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The Depths of the Sea

I’m no exploration buff. Can’t say I’m particularly well read (or even read, at all) when it comes to boldly going where no man has gone before. Instead, what I think I know, I know from the media. My sense … Continue reading

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