Monthly Archives: June 2019

Our hope (Acts 4)

I’ll be honest. When I look at the social landscape, it can get pretty depressing. Morals are collapsing. The concept of family is collapsing. And my guess is that it will only get harder and harder to be a Christian … Continue reading

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In order for our souls to be refreshed (Acts 3)

Last Sunday, I gave a message at church, and I talked about the phrase from Psalm 23:3: “He renews my life.” “Renews” is a word that can translated many ways: “restore” (ESV), “refresh” (NIV), but most often is translated “bring … Continue reading

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United in prayer (Acts 1)

Recently, I’ve been thinking of the importance of God’s people praying together. And so verse 14 really struck me today. They all (the Christians) were continually united in prayer. How often are we, God’s people, united in prayer? How often … Continue reading

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Our hope (Luke 21)

In this passage, Jesus predicts a dark time in Jerusalem’s history when the city would fall to the Romans, many Jews would be killed, and many Christians would be persecuted. Jesus’ words would be fulfilled in 70 A.D. But he … Continue reading

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Is God good? (Luke 18)

God is good. You would think this would be a basic truth. But how often do we doubt it? When we go through trials in life, when we face injustice, we often cry out, “Why God? Why don’t you do … Continue reading

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A small thing (Luke 16)

I saw a couple of new things today as I read this passage, but I’ll focus on one today. Jesus said, Whoever is faithful in very little, is also faithful in much, and whoever is unrighteous in very little is … Continue reading

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Losing our flavor (Luke 14-15)

In the last part of Luke 14, Jesus said, Now, salt is good, but if salt should lose its taste, how will it be made salty? It isn’t fit for the soil or for the manure pile; they throw it … Continue reading

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My prayer (Luke 11:1-4)

Father. When others see me today, let them see you. Don’t let your name be blasphemed because of me and my actions. May your name be honored as holy in my life today. Father, give me your perspective. Don’t let … Continue reading

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The most important thing (Luke 10:38-42)

I have read the story of Mary and Martha many a time, and it never fails to make me stop and think. Think about what Luke says. “Martha welcomed him into her home.” (38) And yet when he entered, she … Continue reading

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