Jesus, Son of David, Son of Abraham

Posted by Ed Russ on

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. - Matthew 1:1 Are you tempted to skim the first line or two of letters? I am, because these are just greetings or introductions and I want to hurry on to the good stuff. For example, writers of the New Testament...

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The Sign of True Holiness

Posted by David Brandts on

All the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood [God’s] words that were declared to them. - Nehemiah 8:12 Holiness is often equated with being grim. Nothing could be further from the truth! The Israelites...

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Seek Pleasure or Take Pleasure?

Posted by Dave Lennander on

 . . . also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man. - Ecclesiastes 3:13 ESV The Book of Ecclesiastes is a puzzle to many believers. Solomon set out to find satisfaction and fulfillment in life. He sought to find out...

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Follow Closely

Posted by Matt Gordon on

His armor bearer said to him, “Do all that is in your heart; turn yourself, and here I am with you according to your desire.” - 1 Samuel 14:7 In today’s verse we see the response Jonathan’s armor bearer gives to Jonathan. The encouragement I find from this passage...

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God Works through Flawed Men

Posted by Matt Gordon on

Then Jonathan said to the young man who was carrying his armor, “Come and let us cross over to the garrison of these uncircumcised; perhaps the LORD will work for us, for the LORD is not restrained to save by many or by few.” - 1 Samuel 14:6 Jonathan and his armor bearer are...

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Great Leaders Are Great Followers

Posted by Matt Gordon on

Then David came to Saul and attended him; and Saul loved him greatly, and he became his armor bearer. - 1 Samuel 16:21 Do you consider yourself to be a leader or a follower? Followers, you can learn from some of the heroic followers in the Bible. Leaders, guess what? To become a great...

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Store It Up!

Posted by Dawn Bovenmyer on

I have stored up your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. - Psalm 119:11 ESV When we first moved into our home (now almost eighteen years ago), storage space in our kitchen was tight. Cupboards were limited, and back then with four kids in our home, we needed lots of food. To...

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Conflict for Conflict Avoiders – 4

Posted by Spencer Bernard on

So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not treat the grace of God as meaningless. For if keeping the law could make us right with God, then there was no need for Christ to die. - Galatians 2:20-21 NLT When I was fourteen, I got...

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Conflict for Conflict Avoiders – 3

Posted by Spencer Bernard on

. . . are you now trying to make these Gentiles follow the Jewish traditions? - Galatians 2:14 NLT Ever have a conversation blow up? I have. As a pastor and former music director, I would occasionally have difficult conversations with people. Usually they went well, but every once in a...

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Conflict for Conflict Avoiders – 2

Posted by Spencer Bernard on

When he [Peter] first arrived, he ate with the Gentile believers, who were not circumcised. - Galatians 2:12 NLT Back in the 90s we lived in Nashville. Beautiful town, great people, horrible bugs—especially the dreaded camelback crickets. If you’ve never seen one of these...

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