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Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called

There is a kind of eternal life that will determine where we live eternally; there is another kind of eternal life that will determine how we experience it, both then and now. According to Jesus and John, there is only one factor that determines our forgiveness … Continue reading

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The Thoroughness of Forgiveness

Although we feel like we struggle with many difficult life circumstances, the biggest problem we face in life is our sin.  Our life-long sin pattern keeps us from the God who loves us.  If this barrier is not dealt with, … Continue reading

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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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