Tag Archives: focus

Church Survival; June 25, 2018


Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.” This verse is not in the largely parallel passage in Matthew 6 that we had on May 3. Jesus indeed repeated … Continue reading

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Mary; June 23, 2018


Luke 11:27-28 As Jesus was saying these things, a woman in the crowd called out, “Blessed is the mother who gave you birth and nursed you.” He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey … Continue reading

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Speaking God’s Words; June 20, 2018


Luke 10:16 “He who listens to you listens to me; he who rejects you rejects me; but he who rejects me rejects him who sent me.” A major focus of my teaching ministry over the years has been the Biblical … Continue reading

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Money; June 9, 2018


Mark 12:44 “They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything—all she had to live on.” It was no accident that Jesus did/said this right after he gave such a strong warning about … 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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God’s Grace; May 1, 2018


Matthew 5:43-45 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. … Continue reading

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Focusing on the Spiritual; April 18, 2018


Haggai 2:5 “This is what I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.” The people here were understandably discouraged, because they were confronted daily with ruins that either needed … Continue reading

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