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1 Peter 5

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1 Peter 5 To the elders and the flock 5 To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them &ndash...

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety’, destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor...

Paul's Three Goals

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Ephesians 3 shows us that Paul has three pressing goals: To promote unity in the church To make Christ’s greatness known To encourage the church in Ephesus To promote unity in the church – Paul has just finished speaking about unity in chapter 2 when he moves into chapter 3...

A Question with a Question….and (another) Parable

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John 20 I don’t believe you can read the gospels without falling in love with how Jesus taught through the parables…unless the parable is about you and whether or not you are willing to admit it, know you’ve been had!! The Pharisees sought out Jesus who had been teaching in...

Be Prepared

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As I read through Joel 2, I was reminded of the Musical, the Lion King. One of the songs was titled, “Be prepared.” The prophet Joel has a message with images of a locust invasion - “like an army” – an attack. Famine is to follow as a result of sinful decisions. He...

A Day of Salvation Awaits Us

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Isaiah 49 As tricky as this book can be to read, understand and comprehend, there are many passages throughout it that we see God’s ultimate plan.   As I read through this scripture, I love the clarity that Isaiah 49:6 gives to the plan God has for Jesus to share with the...

...and shoud I dare complain, contemplate Job...

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JOB 2 This short chapter captures so much of the emotion of the Book of Job. It’s painful to read, as it provokes emotions in us that we hope are never a reality in our lives. We see, however, that there is a world vying for us – a world that is not what God intended for us &ndash...

Feeling entitled…Absalom’s downfall

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Focusing on 2 Samuel 14:25-15:18 find us deep into the life of David’s son Absalom.  He was David’s third son, born out of David’s sin with Bathsheba – God had forgiven David for his sin but also promised there would be consequences for it.  Absalom was...

Exodus 1

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Exodus 1 Exodus begins where Genesis ends.   I believe that Moses authored this book and in chapters beyond today’s scripture find Moses as the key player.  Since Exodus 1 occurred before Moses, we must assume that the story was told by him as he had heard it conveyed by...

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