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Becoming What You Worship

According to the inspired songwriter this morning, you become what you worship. The idols of the nations are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; they have eyes, but do not see; … Continue reading

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There’s Always a Benefit

Nobody’s looking for troubles. To avoid sorrow and suffering, if it were possible, might well be on everyone’s to do list. Hardship and hurt aren’t things we pencil into our calendars — rarely are they predictable, never do they wait … Continue reading

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Stir It Up!

They’re the only two times this particular Greek word is found in the Bible, yet I think it applies to all of Scriptures. It’s Peter’s specific reason for writing his letters but I’d make the case that, when all is … Continue reading

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A Dwelling Faith

Faith, real faith, is not just about what we believe, but is evident in how we behave — and that, because it abides. That’s what I’m picking up from what Paul’s laying down this morning as I eavesdrop on some … Continue reading

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At Work in You

The gospel found severe opposition at Thessalonica. After Paul proclaimed the good news there and presented the evidence that Jesus was the Christ, though persuading some of the Jews and a “great many of the devout Greeks”, the Jewish religious … Continue reading

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Christ Formed in You

I don’t know that I am super goal oriented. But on the continuum from “Goal Driven” to “WhatEver”, I’m probably lean more G.D. than W.E. I tend to believe that if you aim for nothing that’s exactly what you’ll hit. … Continue reading

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A Reminder

We interrupt our regularly scheduled pandemic for this important reminder . . . We all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this … Continue reading

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One From Beyond

Law of first mention kicked in this morning. Something I was taught early on as a Christian. Take note of the first mention of things in the Bible, as it might be instructive. And, to my recollection, I don’t think … Continue reading

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Reach Repentance

Reach repentance. Those are the two words, in the ESV, that I’m chewing on this morning. Literally, the idea is to “make room” for a “change of mind.” To clear some space that was occupied with one type of thinking … Continue reading

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Changing Our Spots

Our salvation is more than just some tweak. More than just an adjustment or some fine-tuning. It isn’t about taking something that was already pretty good and making it better. Rather, it is about radical transformation. So radical, in fact, … Continue reading

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