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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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Intercession; February 5, 2018


Isaiah 62:6-7 I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes … Continue reading

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Shepherding; December 5, 2017


Isaiah 40:11 He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. The Bible gives us many word pictures of God, but … Continue reading

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Honesty; November 10, 2017


Psalm 78:36-37 But then they would flatter him with their mouths, lying to him with their tongues; their hearts were not loyal to him, they were not faithful to his covenant. Human beings have a remarkable capacity for putting on … Continue reading

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Transmitting Faith; November 8, 2017


Psalm 78:7 Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands. This Psalm says it’s “a maskil of Asaph,” and nobody is positive what that means, but my impression is … Continue reading

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Participation; September 21, 2017


Nehemiah 12:43 And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. The people’s joy came from … Continue reading

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Wisdom; June 28, 2017


1 Kings 3:28 When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice. This is one of the most famous stories of … Continue reading

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