Category Archives: Love

Loving The Unlovable

Read I Timothy 2:1-7 It’s isn’t easy to pray for people we don’t like. For example, when I’m driving in my car and somebody cuts me off, or blows their horn at me hecause I don’t hit the gas pedal … Continue reading

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When Jesus Was On The Cross, You And I Were On His Mind

Read Luke 19:28-40, Luke 23:32-34, John 1:1-14a There was a time when I had the idea that over the ages God tried various approaches to saving people like me. I believed he warned people that they were doomed if they … Continue reading

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God Loves You, Even If You Turn Away

Read Luke 15:11-32 I have always sympathized with the older son in this story. One day, as he returns to the house, he hears music and dancing. There’s a party going on. He discovers that the party is being given … Continue reading

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Who Is In Control Of Your Life?

Read Luke 13:31-35 On August 9, 1173 construction began on a building intended to be the bell tower of the San Marco Cathedral in┬áPisa, Italy. Within five years the building began to tilt to the north. As the centuries went … Continue reading

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Jesus Always Always Offers Good News In The Midst Of Bad news

Read Luke 4:14-30 God has affirmed that Jesus is God’s son, the Messiah, the Anointed One, sent to save and not condemn the world. Jesus has withstood the temptation of the devil, who has tried to turn him away fro … Continue reading

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Why We Need The Holy Spirit

Read Acts 8:4-25 Simon the magician amazes and captivates the people of Samaria with his powerful magic. They call him “the Power of God…”. But along comes Philip. Performing miracles and signs in the name of Jesus. Healing people. Casting … Continue reading

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Why Do We Need Church?

Read Hebrews 10:19-25 How often have you heard someone say “I don’t have to go to church. I believe in God. I’m a good person. I can talk to God anywhere. So why should I go to church?” Maybe you’ve … Continue reading

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Things Ain’t What They Used To Be – Thank God

Read Isaiah 65:17-19Romans 8:18-21, Rev. 21:1-6 Things Ain’t What They Used To Be. That’s the title of a Duke Ellington tune from the 1930s. I have often said that to myself, especially after visiting or looking at photos of places … Continue reading

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Even Good People Need To Confess Their Sins

Read Ephesians 4:25-5:2, Psalm 130 Why are the Psalms, written well over 2,000 years ago, still so meaningful today? Probably because they are prayers expressing the same concerns that we face today. In these prayers are expressions of fear, anger, … Continue reading

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Experience The Love Of Jesus, Know God, And Live Life To The Fullest

Read Ephesians 3:14-21 There are some things which do not make a full impact on us by simply reading, hearing, or studying about them. The only way we can really appreciate them is to experience them. For example, in grade … Continue reading

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