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The God of Hope; April 4, 2019


Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. There are many benedictions recorded in the … Continue reading

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Change; February 29, 2019


Mark 6:4 Jesus said to them, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” Jesus here states a fairly universal phenomenon, another expression of “Familiarity breeds contempt.” Human beings are … Continue reading

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Marriage; November 3, 2018


Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her. I find it amusing to have this passage on a day when I am performing a wedding, because I always read this … Continue reading

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Trusting the Holy Spirit; September 21, 2018


Romans 15:14 I myself am convinced, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, complete in knowledge and competent to instruct one another. This is a very interesting statement on the part of Paul to people whom he had … Continue reading

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Looking Forward; January 26, 2018


Isaiah 43:18-19 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the … Continue reading

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January 29, 2017


1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we … Continue reading

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October 31,2011


2 Chronicles 1:7 That night God appeared to Solomon and said to him, “Ask for whatever you want me to give you.” This is a very famous story, of how God allowed Solomon to ask for anything, and since he … Continue reading

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