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Revelation 4 — Honoring our King who sits on the throne

“I am a friend of God,” says one contemporary worship song. “We are children of God,” proclaims the apostle John in one of his epistles. (I John 3:1) And yet while both are true, one thing that we should never … Continue reading

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Hebrews 2 — What Christmas is all about (part 2)

What’s wrong with the world today? Until we answer that question, we can’t really answer what Christmas is about. And that’s what the author of Hebrews addresses here. He says in verse 5 that in the world to come, when … Continue reading

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I Timothy 5:17-18 — Supporting and honoring our pastors

Pastors are not perfect. And because they’re up on the pedestal at church, they often become easy targets for criticism. And far too often, we neither honor nor support them the way that God commands us to. And God does command … Continue reading

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II Corinthians 8:16-24 — A people that are an honor and glory to Christ

In this last section, Paul talks about the measures that he is taking to make sure that the offering he is collecting for the poor in Jerusalem is completely above board, that no one would be able to criticize him. In … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:20-25; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:21-23; John 13:18-30 — Betrayal

As I’ve mentioned before, harmonizing these passages is a little tough.  One question is whether Judas participated in the first communion.  Luke seems to imply so, while the other gospel writers seem to say Judas didn’t.  It’s just my opinion, … Continue reading

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John 7:16-18 — Who are we serving?

As I was reading through this passage yesterday, these verses really struck me, particularly as a teacher of God’s Word. My teaching is not my own.  It comes from him who sent me.  If anyone chooses to do God’s will, … Continue reading

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Matthew 10:40-42 — The “great” and the “small”

It’s interesting to me how Jesus finishes this discourse.  He tells the disciples that if people receive them, they are receiving him.  The reverse is also true.  When people reject us because of the gospel, they aren’t merely rejecting us, … Continue reading

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Proverbs 3 — Love and faithfulness

Love and faithfulness.  Two things that are sorely lacking in this world.  It’s the reason why relationships, and particularly marriages fall apart in this world. Solomon writes in verses 3-4, Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around … Continue reading

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Malachi 1:6-14 — What God deserves

In this passage, we see one of the main problems that the Jews had, and it filtered down to everything that they did. What was their problem?  They failed to honor God.  They treated him as something less than the … Continue reading

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Esther 1 – Honoring your wife

We are now hitting the book of Esther.  I must admit it took me by surprise that assuming, as many people do, that the Xerxes mentioned in Esther is Xerxes I, that these events happened during the time Ezra.  Somehow, … Continue reading

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Jeremiah 17:19-27 — Honor, trust, and obedience

I suppose it would be easy to just skip over this section in which God tells the Israelites to keep the Sabbath.  Easy because Paul wrote to the Christians at Colosse not to let people judge them concerning the Sabbath.  … Continue reading

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