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Made Blameless in Jesus Christ

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In his letter to the Galatian church, the apostle Paul said; “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” Are you clothed in Christ? If so, your shame is covered up so that you are presentable to God. Your guilt and sin are no longer separating you from...

In Word or in Deed?

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What does it mean to say, “I’m a Christian"? Who do you say it to? If someone else already knows you are a Christian, do you need to keep telling them? Isn’t that a kind of boasting? You know if you are a Christian or not. You do not need to keep telling yourself. Someone...

Unwilling or God Willing

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Disapproval is a default position programmed into personalities by lifelong practice. This is not love. It is not grace. It is unforgiving, unwilling to extend the saving grace of God to those in need of it. Disapproval is a modeled behavior. Friends and relatives influence young people by...

The Joy of the Lord is my Strength!

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You may have grown up quoting Hezekiah 6:1, “God helps those that help themselves.” Even if you know that verse is not in the Bible, you might believe it’s true. I think there is a true principle at work in that verse, but it was originated by an English philosopher and...

Good and Faithful Servant

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Most of my life I’ve wanted to be what God wants me to be. I’ll admit there were some times when that was not my intent. I was fortunate to survive those interludes of self-centered folly, and I consider it a blessing from God to have experienced a few death-defying thrills without...

Wild Boy

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I have resisted or rebelled against human authority all my life. I don’t like to be controlled by others. I hate to be pushed or pressured to conform to anyone else’s expectations. My first response to coercion or threat is defensive, even before thought. As a child I dreamed of...

Mother is Leaving Us

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Mother is leaving us. She told me she is going home soon, to her new heavenly home where she has a reservation. This confident assurance has characterized her whole life and it has been her constant message to everyone who knows her. People have been coming to her for encouragement for decades...

Be Still My Soul

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Do you remember when reading was what you did when you were bored? Radio or television became early substitutes for reading. Now there is the internet, the world-wide web of technology to ensnare every free thought and moment. Boredom now almost seems a rare luxury. Research into the opinions...

 

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