Monthly Archives: September 2019

When we rejoice (Philippians 4)

I wrote last week about how we are commanded to rejoice. We see it again in this passage. And as I read it, it made me think, “What happens when we rejoice?” First and foremost, it gets our eyes on … Continue reading

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Because Christ took hold of me. (Philippians 3)

As I read this passage, it made me think about a wrong way of thinking that many Christians have. What is that way of thinking? “I need to get God to accept me. I’m not worthy of his love, so … Continue reading

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Kingdom people (Philippians 1)

Recently, I’ve been thinking about discipleship and what it means. What kind of people are we trying to raise? When Jesus raised his disciples, what kind of people was he trying to raise? The best words I could put to … Continue reading

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Making the most of our time (Ephesians 5)

Pay careful attention, then, to how you live—not as unwise people but as wise—making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. (15-17) As I read Paul’s … Continue reading

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Commanded to rejoice (Psalm 81)

At my church yesterday, we were looking at the story of Jehoshaphat and how in the face of an unwinnable battle, he placed the worshipers out in front of the army. What did those worshipers sing? Give thanks to the … Continue reading

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What God has done for us (Ephesians 1-2)

As I look at these two chapters, I can’t help but think how God-centered they are. They’re all about not what we have done, but about what God has done and will do. Think about it. He has blessed us … Continue reading

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A reason to rejoice (Matthew 28:18-20)

Last Sunday, my pastor gave a message on Acts 16, in which Paul and Silas were worshiping in prison. That’s a pretty remarkable thing to do when you think about it. Most people would be throwing a pity party.  “God, … Continue reading

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How will they remember me? (Matthew 26)

In verses 6-16, we see two people that Christians remember. We remember Mary for the great love she had for Jesus. In fact Jesus said of her, Truly I tell you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, … Continue reading

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Loving our brothers and sisters (Matthew 25)

A lot of times, people use the end of this chapter to talk about how we are to be kind to all the hurting people in the world: the sick, the poor, the hungry, and those in prison. Of course, … Continue reading

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