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Gratitude

“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.”           … Continue reading

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Life Changing Gratitude

In Victor Hugo’s les Miserables, Jean Valjean’s life was forever changed by the kindness and forgiveness he received from the priest, from whom he had stolen silver .  He went on through life feeling compelled to help and forgive others, as … Continue reading

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“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly.”

Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.        Colossians 3:16 What is the importance … Continue reading

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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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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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Useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.     Eph. 2:10 Ian Packer makes a good point in the classic Knowing God that the purpose for God’s saving grace is not only for … Continue reading

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Unexpected justice

   We are all for justice in our world order.  But most people are more interested in justice being rendered to those who offend them, not to themselves.  Are you ready for the justice you deserve? All we, like sheep, have gone … Continue reading

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