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Love and Obedience

Do you love God? Are you demonstrating it by your obedience to his commands? Do you love others? Do you demonstrate that in practical ways–through action and truth, not just words? These are the true marks of love for God. Continue reading

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Panting for His Commands

mist describes an intense longing for God’s word and his commands. He describes it like this: “I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.” Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Better Idea (June 23)

Naaman was a valiant warrior, but he was also a leper. Urged by his wife’s helper, he set off to find healing from the healing prophet whose reputation for doing extraordinary miracles was already becoming well established: Elisha. Continue reading

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Moving On, Moving In (Mar 23)

Sometimes we get stuck in a rut in our spiritual journey. We struggle again and again with the same things. We become content and complacent with the status quo. God is calling us, like his chosen people in this text, to move on from this place and move in to the Promised Land. Continue reading

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Devoted to Good Works

Believers should be “devoted to good works.” Paul makes that point repeatedly in these verses (2:7, 14; 3:1, 8, 14). In particular he points out that they should devote themselves to good works that would help out those in urgent need (3:14). Continue reading

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Don’t Forget the “So That” (Oct 24)

Why did God give us the Bible? Why should we be diligent students of it? The phrase “so that” points us to the reason: “So that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” Continue reading

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The Right Response (Sept 4)

As scripture is read and explained and applied through preaching, God speaks to us. His word to us requires a response. That response is an important part of our worship. Continue reading

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The Hand of the Lord (Aug 8)

Ezra was clearly a man devoted to the Lord and his word, and therefore, the hand of the Lord was upon him. Continue reading

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I’ve Got a Better Idea (June 23)

Often the path we have been seeking opens when we follow through on that one thing God has asked us to do but that we are resisting. Continue reading

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Make Your Home in Me (May 25)

Abide in his presence through prayer, abide in his word through obedience and you will find intimacy with God and the joy of his presence. Continue reading

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