Nov 14, 2017

Faithful To Christ and Others

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Jesus was faithful to the Father in His mission to the world.  Since He was on a mission of rescue, His faithfulness to the Father proved to be faithfulness to us.  Our faithfulness to the Lord is also faithfulness to all of those in our sphere of influence.  We can’t let the Lord down without

Nov 11, 2017

One Church

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Why did Paul not “pull out and start a new church” after Peter showed prejudice about Jewish Christians and Gentile Christians eating together?  Because it is the family of God, and he was not disowning the family.  Because it was the Body of Christ, and he did not want to divide it.  The church is

Nov 9, 2017

Gentle Grace

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Wise parents do not treat all of their children the same.  Yes, the same kind of love, but it is expressed differently because of the different sensitivities of the child.  This can be true of all the people in our lives.  Please be careful in running rough shod over sensitive souls.  Certainly, our Heavenly Father

Nov 3, 2017

Pioneer And Perfecter Of Faith

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Jesus is the founder and perfecter of faith/faithfulness.  After the roll call of faith in Hebrews 11, we run the faith race, “looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith.”  The faithfulness of Jesus is the pattern and description of what faith should be.  His faith in His Father was greater than the

Aug 5, 2017

Cross Pollination

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Hang out with mature Christians, good teachers, and faithful servants.  You need the influence of others to cross pollinate with what you are becoming.  You need the truth of others to fill in where your deficiencies are.  You need the example of others to inspire you.  You need the strength of others to spur you

Feb 4, 2017

The Influence Of Faith

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Abraham was a man of faith.  Those who follow in the train of his faith are an innumerable multitude, like the stars of the heavens.  Abraham’s faith made a difference to all those who followed him.  It is true for us.  Faith produces spiritual descendants.  We are the product of the faith of those who

Jan 30, 2017

Creation Sustained

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All things have been created through Messiah, for Messiah, and in “Him all things hold together” (Col 1:16b-17).  The Creator is the Sustainer.  The atheist is sustained by the very One he denies.  He gives breath to all.  The love of God is unconditional, and the grace of God cannot be earned.  When the creation

Jan 25, 2017

Jesus Is Faithful

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He has never let me down, and has often picked me up when I stumbled.  He has never left me alone, though there were many times I did not feel He was there.  He has never left me undisciplined, and I felt His love in His corrections.  He has taught me some lessons more than

Oct 24, 2016

Gnat Free Camel Stew

By |Oct 24, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Justice, Mercy|0 Comments

The Jewish people did not eat pigs and camels.  They were unclean animals as specified in the book of Leviticus.  Jesus spoke of a hypocrisy in His day of making sure there were no gnats in the food, while at the same time they were chewing away on unclean camels.  The point?  Every directive of

Oct 21, 2016

The Spirit of The Kingdom

By |Oct 21, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Faithfulness, Joy, Kingdom of God, Peace, Righteousness, Spirit|0 Comments

The spirit of the Kingdom is shaped by the Spirit of the Kingdom.  It is seen in the fruit of the Spirit, “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Gal 5:22-23).  The spirit of the Kingdom is also seen in “righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit” (Rom 14:17).  A divisive