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Contributed on Dec 31, 2017
To live pleasing to the Lord one must have the right focus or priorities in one's daily walk. Christ must be that priority. He alone must be our focus.
Having The Right Focus in the New Year Matthew 6:24-34 As we face the end of one year and the start of a new year, it would be good to evaluate what our desires are for the coming year. What are the priorities that we have or will establish for ourselves in this coming year? E.M. Gray ...read more
Contributed on Dec 17, 2017
God's unspeakable gift is the greatest gift that will ever be given. It encompasses the entire work of redemption. It is the greatest Christmas gift.
God’s Unspeakable Gift II Corinthians 9:15 It’s Christmas: that the time of year when we hustle about looking for the perfect Christmas gift for those we love. But let me ask you, "Have you ever received an indescribable gift?" The world lavishes the market place with some of the most ...read more
Contributed on Nov 19, 2017
The greatest gift we have is that of Christ. Paul describes it as indescribable. It is so because of incomprehensible love, an inexpressible sacrifice, and its inexplicable result.
His Unspeakable Gift – 2 Corinthians 9:12-15 In 2 Corinthians 9, Paul, writes about human gifts. During the 40s A.D., a famine swept across Judea, and Jerusalem Christians were in need. The church at Corinth took up offerings to give to the suffering Christians in Jerusalem. Paul commends them ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2017
The race or the chase that we are to run as believers is the pursuit of peace with all men and the pursuit of Christlikeness.
The Pursuit of Peace and Holiness Hebrews 12:14 In the opening verses of Hebrews 12 we are told that as Christians we are to run the “race”. But what is that race that is set before us? Verse fourteen provides the answer – it is “the Pursuit of Peace and Holiness”. We are given a command to ...read more
Contributed on Nov 1, 2017
What matters is not what religion you are or cleaning up your act. What matters is your relationship with Christ.
Religion, Reformation, or Relationship Matthew 12:34b-50 Traditionally, on New Year’s Day, many people make resolutions. About 85% of those made are for some form of self-improvement. While most of those who make resolutions are sincere, only 8% ever achieve their goal. How many times have you ...read more
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Contributed on Oct 16, 2012
Two teenagers asked their father if they could go the theater to watch a movie that all their friends had seen. After reading some reviews about the movie on the internet, he denied their request. "Aw dad, why not?" they complained. "It's rated PG-13, and we're both older than thirteen!" Dad ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2012
A humorous birthday card read: "You are only young once, but you can be immature forever." The sad truth is too many Christians have made that their mantra. Paul said to the believers at Corinth, “I, brethren, could not speak to you as ...read more
Contributed on Dec 25, 2009
As I was driving this past week I was noticing how beautiful the path of lights along the highway looked against the darkness of the pre-dawn sky. The lights lighting the roadway sparkled like diamonds against a canvas of ebony. The scene caused me to think about the beauty of the night. As I gazed ...read more
Contributed on Mar 24, 2009
THE SANDWICH-SIGN PARABLE The faces of the three men were solemn as the mayor informed them of the catastrophe. "The rains have washed away the bridge. During the night many cars drove over the edge and into the river." "What can we do?" asked one. "You must stand on the side of the road ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2006
A U.S. Lutheran bishop tells of visiting a parish church in California and finding a stirring red and orange banner on the wall. “Come Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!” it declared in words printed under a picture of a fire burning. The bishop was also ...read more