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The gift of understanding

The last chapter of Luke tells the story of Jesus opening the minds and hearts of the disciples on the road to Emmaus to understand the prophecies that were fulfilled in His murder and resurrection.  These sad, discouraged followers had … Continue reading

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“If you should choose to accept this mission . . .”

When Jesus approached Paul near Damascus, He told him through Ananias that he was to be “My chosen instrument to take My message to the Gentiles and to kings as well as to the people of Israel.  And I will … Continue reading

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“Those who sit in darkness . . .”

Our painful circumstances feel more acute this time of year, when others seem to be so happy and light-hearted.  Our present and future seem dreadful.  Job, who suffered (he thought) so senselessly, felt his pain more acutely, not knowing the … Continue reading

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Replacing anxiety

Anxiety takes the joy out of our lives, replacing it with dread and fear and insecurity.  Jesus says to us, “Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for … Continue reading

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Ambition for the quiet life

“Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and attend to your own business and work with your hands. . . .”                                   … Continue reading

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Solidly anchored

“Thou dost keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusts in thee.”                                            Isaiah … Continue reading

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Living in Dependence

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him. . .”    Colossians 2:6  NIV “Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish … Continue reading

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