Monthly Archives: November 2015

Be of Great Hope

The Second Day of Advent Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the … Continue reading

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The King We Need

The First Day of Advent “The people who walk in darkness will see a great light; those who live in a dark land, the light will shine on them. . . For a child will be born to us, a … Continue reading

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Walking

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day six) In Romans 14, Paul encourages the strong to “walk in love.” Walking in love tends to change a lot of things, mainly how you relate to others. You are less inclined to think of yourself, … Continue reading

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One Another

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day five) We’ve heard it said thousands of times, “The Christian life is not an ‘individual sport’ but rather a ‘team sport’ “. We are called and commanded to live in community, accountability, and fellowship with other … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day four) Dear Heavenly Father, It is that time of year again…cooler air, leaves are beginning to change, the harvest is ripe…and we turn our hearts to thanksgiving. It is a time for us to remember your … Continue reading

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Kingdom

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day three) “The kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking.” Just what, then, is the kingdom of God a matter of? If it isn’t a distinct way of living, a particular method of … Continue reading

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Agree to Disagree

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day two) For if because of food your brother is hurt, you are no longer walking according to love. Do not destroy with your food him for whom Christ died. vs. 15 It is good not to eat meat or to drink … Continue reading

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Not my job

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14:1-21 (day one) “Who are you to judge someone else’s servant?  To his own master he stands or falls.”  v 4. It is not my job to pass judgement on another believer.  (I can speak TRUTH to him.  … Continue reading

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Is Government good?

Re:Verse reading–Romans 14 (day seven) “Wherefore it is necessary to be in subjection, not only because of wrath, but also for conscience sake”–v 5. Is government good?  In principle?  A necessary check on sinful tendencies in a fallen world?  Important … Continue reading

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A Different Kingdom

Re:Verse reading–Romans 13 (day six) Paul sums up his teaching in Romans 13 by admonishing us to “put on Jesus.” Regardless of who is in authority over us, or the type of government, we are simply to be like Jesus. … Continue reading

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