Tag Archives: Christ

Carry On

Acts 7:59 (ESV) “And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”” Who will intercede for me? Stephen was helpless before the High Priest and council of Jews. The council had heard enough out of Stephen … Continue reading

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Have Faith

1 Peter 1:6 (ESV) In this [salvation] you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials. How can we rejoice even in suffering? “Today (April 15th) there are more known cases of COVID-19 … Continue reading

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Brightly Shining

Colossians 3:4 (ESV) “When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” How will you appear? Today’s verse was to be read before many this coming Easter Sunday, but we’re not gathering these days … Continue reading

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An Unrealized Thirst

John 4:14 (ESV) “Whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever.” Are you thirsty? Water is essential for human life. We can survive for weeks without food but typically only a few days without … Continue reading

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Both Good and True

Romans 4:13 (ESV) “For the promise to Abraham and his offspring that he would be heir of the world did not come through the law but through the righteousness of faith.” What is God’s promise for you? God made a promise … Continue reading

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With Open Hands

Romans 5:15a (ESV) But the free gift is not like the trespass. Where’s my free gift? The text read: “From: Jane Doe – Happy Birthday to you! Followed by a link with the offer, “Free Amazon Gift Card.” Got my attention! … Continue reading

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It Depends

John 1:38 (NRSV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – January 19, 2020 “When Jesus turned and saw [the two disciples] following, he said to them, “What are you looking for?” The car’s GPS is not much help if the driver has … Continue reading

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Potential S.P.A.M.

Romans 1:6 (ESV) from the Revised Common Lectionary – December 22, 2019 “Including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ.” This time of year I get a lot of calls, cell phone calls. For years I’d have no clue … Continue reading

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Disown It

Luke 14:33 (ESV) “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” We treasure our possessions. Self-storage facilities are popping up everywhere. Self-storage, “Rentable space – such as lockers, garages, or … Continue reading

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Starve Your Distractions

Luke 10:41-42 (ESV) But the Lord answered [Martha], “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” “You’ll never reach … Continue reading

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