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Authority and Service; May 21, 2018


Matthew 20:26-28 “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, … Continue reading

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Shepherds; February 10, 2018


Jeremiah 3:15 “Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding.” We sometimes forget that “pastor” means “shepherd.” This verse calls to mind Paul’s famous words to the Ephesians: “It was … Continue reading

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Anointing; June 14, 2017


1 Samuel 26:9 But David said to Abishai, “Don’t destroy him! Who can lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed and be guiltless?” David was in a very interesting situation. Saul was king, but David too had been anointed by … Continue reading

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January 26, 2017


1 Peter 3:12 “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” It is interesting that Peter, who was … Continue reading

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September 23, 2015


Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. The way the Japanese phrases this points out something a lot of Christians miss, to their great … Continue reading

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September 11, 2015


1 Corinthians 9:16 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! I think anyone with a genuine calling from God probably feels this … Continue reading

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June 5, 2015


Romans 11:29 God’s gifts and his call are irrevocable. I have heard this verse quoted many times, generally somewhat out of context, in relation to the Charismatic Movement. I have seen people who have had what would be called “Charismatic” … Continue reading

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