Tag Archives: maturity

Works of Faith; April 26, 2019


Galatians 3:5 Does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you because you observe the law, or because you believe what you heard? It really strikes me that the Galatians, for all their legalism, had still experienced the … Continue reading

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Patient Endurance; November 23, 2018


2 Thessalonians 3:5 May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. Here we have it again: patient endurance/perseverance. That’s not a very popular idea in the Church today! We’re happy to receive God’s love, but the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; November 9, 2018


Philippians 3:16 Only let us live up to what we have already attained. The section ahead of this is so glorious that this perhaps gets overlooked much of the time. From verse 7 through 14 Paul expresses his own level … 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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April 12, 2017


Matthew 26:22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely not I, Lord?” To me this verse shows the growing spiritual maturity of the disciples. In the first place, they didn’t doubt Him … Continue reading

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February 22, 2017


Genesis 48:15-16 Then he blessed Joseph and said, “May the God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked, the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day, the Angel who has delivered me from all … Continue reading

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November 24, 2016


Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. This section of Romans is loaded with pithy aphorisms as guides to life, much like the book of Proverbs. This particular verse is more compact and poetic in … Continue reading

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