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Filled (Acts 6)

As I was reading this passage and thinking about Stephen and the other people chosen by the apostles, these words struck me: They were “full of the Spirit and of wisdom,” and “full of grace and power.” As I read … Continue reading

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By his righteousness, by his power, by his promises (2 Peter 1)

The more I read this chapter, the more Peter’s words strike me. He says in verse 2, May grace and peace be multiplied to you through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. How many of us know … Continue reading

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Ephesians 1:15-23 — If we could only see

I wonder sometimes if we really see how much we are truly blessed in Christ?  My guess is no.  Oh sure, many of us know the truths of God’s grace and love in our lives.  But do we truly understand them? … Continue reading

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Acts 4:32-37 — Unity, power, and grace

What is the church supposed to look like?  I think we get a picture of it here. Unity. All the believers were one in heart and mind.  No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they … Continue reading

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Luke 24:46-53; Acts 1:1-8 — The power to change the world

And so with today’s blog, we exit the gospels and enter the book of Acts. I’m not sure if it ever occurred to me that what Luke referenced in Acts 1:4 was probably the same event that he talked about … Continue reading

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Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-12 — Power and authority, mercy and grace

In this passage, there are three things I see in Jesus. 1.  His power and authority.  Though surrounded by his enemies, he was in total command of the situation.  Standing to face his enemies, he asked them, “Who are you … Continue reading

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Psalm 68 — A God of power…and mercy

As I read this psalm two things strike me.  First, God’s power. It starts out with a prayer showing God’s power to cast down the enemy. May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. … Continue reading

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Zechariah 4 — Filled to do His work, in his power

The more I’m reading Zechariah, the more I’m starting to love it.  This is another great passage that’s rich in meaning. The temple was still under construction at this time, and the people were still facing opposition.  It was uncertain … Continue reading

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Daniel 8 — Fleeting power

Two years after Daniel’s vision of the four beasts, he has another vision of two beasts which in many ways is similar to the first. Here he dreams of a ram with two horns, with one horn longer than the … Continue reading

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Isaiah 63-64 — God of compassion, God of power

It amazes me that the God who created this world could care about me.  That the God who just spoke things into existence could even spare a moment’s thought about me. But that’s what we see here.  Isaiah talks about … Continue reading

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Joel 2:28-32 — When the Spirit comes

If there is one thing that’s different between the Old and New Testament times, it is the work of the Holy Spirit.  Back in the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit would come upon a person occasionally to do a certain … Continue reading

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