September 2017

Water Streams and Umbrellas

For as you were once disobedient to God, yet have now obtained mercy through their disobedience, even so they also have now been disobedient, that through the mercy shown you they also may obtain mercy.  For God has committed them all to disobedience, that He might have mercy on all.                                      Romans 11:30-32 The lessons […]

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The Glory Revealed in Us

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy of the Glory which shall be revealed in us.                     Romans 8:18 As you read this verse, you naturally assume that in contrast to the sufferings that Christians go through on earth, particularly harassment, persecution, and ridicule, that these pale in comparison to

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The Battleground: the Body, the Mind

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service.  Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect

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For the gifts and the call of God are irrevocable.               Romans 11:29 In Genesis 15, God cuts Covenant with Abraham and it is astounding.  First, God does this literally in Person and that in itself was pretty special.  Nowhere else in the Old Testament does God take such a direct hand in bonding Himself to

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Peter: Courage, Faith, and Fear

But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!”  Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, “O man of little faith, why did you doubt?”    Matthew 14:30-31 Good ol’ rash, impetuous Peter!  How often he is the buffoon for us! 

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