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Fathers and Pastors; June 4, 2019


1 Timothy 3:5 If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church? To be honest, I don’t know why this chapter is in the readings on In Christ, but it’s … Continue reading

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Obeying the Gospel; May 31, 2019


2 Thessalonians 1:8 He will punish those who do not know God and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. I think that at first glance this verse seems rather strange to most modern Christians. It certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

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Serving People; May 9, 2019


Ephesians 6:5 Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ. I frequently quote the verse ahead of this in relation to parenting, as part of my faith declarations, … Continue reading

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Authority; October 17, 2018


2 Corinthians 13:10 This is why I write these things when I am absent, that when I come I may not have to be harsh in my use of authority—the authority the Lord gave me for building you up, not … Continue reading

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Accountability; August 4, 2018


John 19:11 Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.” God’s provision sometimes involves some … Continue reading

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Spiritual Authority; June 21, 2018


Luke 10:19-20 I2 have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your … Continue reading

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Faith; June 4, 2018


Mark 5:27-29 When she heard about Jesus, she came up behind him in the crowd and touched his cloak, because she thought, “If I just touch his clothes, I will be healed.” Immediately her bleeding stopped and she felt in … Continue reading

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