Tag Archives: calling

Calling; May 5, 2019


Ephesians 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. For someone with a good background in the faith, this one little verse takes care of just … Continue reading

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Fellowship with God; April 6, 2019


1 Corinthians 1:9 God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful. For once I really like the NIV turn of phrase. It’s not a difference in translation, but the sentence structure puts … Continue reading

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The Fear of the Lord; March 23, 2019


Acts 26:17-18 “‘I will rescue you from your own people and from the Gentiles. I am sending you to them to open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so … Continue reading

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Serving God; March 21, 2019


Acts 21:13 Then Paul answered, “Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” Some see this as Paul stubbornly … Continue reading

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Teaching; February 14, 2019


John 7:16-17 Jesus answered, “My teaching is not my own. It comes from him who sent me. If anyone chooses to do God’s will, he will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my … Continue reading

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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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