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The Character of the Spirit; June 5, 2019


2 Timothy 1:7 For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. Even Jesus’ disciples sometimes misunderstood the character of the Holy Spirit. (Luke 9:56, in some manuscripts) Perhaps … Continue reading

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Citizenship; May 19, 2019


Colossians 1:13-14 For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. Salvation changes our legal residence, our citizenship. This … Continue reading

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Bearing Fruit; February 25, 2019


John 15:8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. This whole passage is so incredibly rich that after reading it I had to just sit for a few minutes, asking … Continue reading

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Listening to God; February 12, 2019


John 6:45 “It is written in the Prophets: ‘They will all be taught by God.’ Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from him comes to me.” Reading this I am reminded of stories I have read of earnest … Continue reading

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Evangelism; February 9, 2019


John 3:14-15 “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” Verse 16 being the most famous verse in the … Continue reading

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Serving God; February 3, 2019


Luke 1:74-75 “…to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear in holiness and righteousness before him all our days.” It seems to me that Zechariah was one of the many … Continue reading

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The Impossible; February 1, 2019


Luke 1:37-38 “For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. These are two very famous verses, but we don’t connect them … Continue reading

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