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I’m Praying For You

What a blessing to be a part of God’s family. There are, of course, all the blessings of heaven given to us in Christ Jesus. These include our salvation, the forgiveness of sins, the adoption by God as His children and the promise of eternal life. Then there is the love we have for one…

Pray This Way

I was challenged by some prayers from the book of Second Thessalonians. How many other prayers have I read over without allowing myself to be challenged by them? Let me share these with you. We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and…

Be At Peace

Psalm 2:1 Why are the nations in an uproar and the peoples devising a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth take their stand And the rulers take counsel together Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us tear their fetters apart And cast away their cords from us!” 4 He…

A Promise From God

12 Then the LORD appeared to Solomon at night and said to him, “I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for Myself as a house of sacrifice. 13 “If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if…

Forgiven, But Not Forgotten

Our oldest son sent me a text this week that read, “Dad, the story of you, the police officers and the water balloons is now the favorite story in my house.” I wrote back, “Forgiven, but not forgotten.” This is another challenge to trust. When Abraham was an old man and his wife was too…

Faith’s Challenges

Faith has many challenges. James tells us to consider it pure joy whenever we face trials of many kinds. He then explains. The testing of our faith produces perseverance. The faithful remain faithful. Perseverance has a long slow process of work to accomplish. That work is our maturity and completeness so that we lack nothing…

Focus

It’s almost here! Are you counting down the days? Are you ready for some football? My Packers have their first pre-season game Thursday night. Auburn and Alabama kick off their season on Saturday, September 5. The players are already working hard in practice to get ready. They have been working hard all off season. Don’t…

Go Make Disciples

How do we do that? What does it mean? A disciple is one who has been taught and instructed in how to be a follower of another. The one to follow in the context of the Bible is Jesus. We make disciples by making known or proclaiming the good news about Jesus Christ. The word…

Have You Not Read?

It’s a common question. All of us have been asked it often. But some questions become extremely significant because of the one who is asking. Jesus asked a number of questions. All of which are very important for us to give serious consideration to how we would answer. This is one of those questions. Jesus…

God’s Grace

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;” (Eph. 2:8 ) Grace is a gift. A favor. Grace is the gift of God. That is important and often overlooked. As humans we can give a type of grace to one another and we…