Monthly Archives: December 2017

Grateful Obedience

Paul rightly puts forth the reason we should feel compelled to live a godly life:  that God saved our lives, in this world and in the next.  This puts on us a pleasant moral obligation to live a life of grateful … Continue reading

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Take courage! You are God’s spokesman.

” . . and pray on my behalf, that words may be given to me whenever I speak, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,  for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in proclaiming it … Continue reading

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Speaking truth and grace

A friend and I talked on our last visit about how important it is for us to be balanced in our relating to people, showing them both grace and truth, as Jesus did.  (John 1:14)  Applying God’s truth in our lives is … Continue reading

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Open Our Eyes, “Sunrise-from-on-high”!

Mary exults in the kindness of God (Luke 1:39-80),  as shown in the announcement of the imminent coming of both Messiah and His forerunner, “for He has had regard for the humble state of His bondslave” 48 and that He “has … Continue reading

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A holy partnership

Each year at this time, we put up home made Christmas tree ornaments that I made with my boys when they were little.  Like a little  balsa wood loaf of bread, symbolizing Jesus calling Himself The Bread of Life.  A small … Continue reading

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Reciprocal Giving

At this gift-giving time of the year, I think about the real Gift that was given, the Gift about which the whole Christmas holiday revolves.  As I read Isaiah 53, I am reminded of the magnitude of God’s gift to us and … Continue reading

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