Author Archives: Pastor Don

E pluribus unum

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 12:4-13, 27-31 (day one) “For even as the (human) body is one and yet has many members, and all the members of the (human body), though they are many, are one body, so also is Christ.”–v 12 … Continue reading

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Final exam

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 25:31-46 (day seven). He is the prof who tells in advance what the final exam will be.  No mystery.  Only one question.  “Are you in right relationship to the Christ?” Some people read this story and conclude that … Continue reading

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When He comes

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 25:31-46 (day one).  It is a day that Jesus talked about often.  We, His followers, are well served to think about that day with similar frequency.  No official name.  Jesus just described it as the moment, “When the Son … Continue reading

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Just as

Re:Verse Passage – John 15:9-17 (day seven) It is a familiar idea.  Unique “Jesus-way-to-think”.  A revolutionary pattern for moral choice.  Humans are to do “just as” God does. Like playing “follow the leader”.  Like dancing with a partner (letting Him … Continue reading

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Friends

Re:Verse reading–John 15:9-17 (day one) “No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what the Master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I … Continue reading

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Unchanging

Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day seven) I almost missed what John was telling us  about Jesus.  Something important.  Something encouraging.  Crisis doesn’t change Christ. “Having loved His own (in the past), He (now) loved them (in the present)” says v 1.  Hmm. … Continue reading

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Copy this!

Re: Verse reading–John 13:1-17 (day one)  “For I have set for you an example”–v 15. Do you remember your preschool years?  Learning to write?  To handle pencil and paper? Do you remember the teacher putting a translucent piece of paper … Continue reading

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Prosperity Gospel

Re: Verse reading–Isaiah 52:13-15, Isaiah 53 (day seven) “Behold, my servant will prosper”–52:13.  It is a truth that can be misused.  Often is.  Even so, it is hard to deny God’s promise to PROSPER those who serve Him. “This book … Continue reading

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Fear Tactic

Re: Verse reading–Nehemiah 6:1-16 (day seven) “They were all trying to frighten us.”–v 9. It is a familiar strategy.  Our enemy (Satan) uses it against us (Christians) with great regularity.  Step 1–Create fear (cancer, job loss, abandonment, a new pastor. … Continue reading

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Who He made me to be

Re:Verse reading–Nehemiah 6:1-16 (day one)  “Should a man like me run away?. . .I will not go!” v 11. It is powerful moral logic.  It can sound prideful, but isn’t necessarily.  Who did God make me to be?  What is my … Continue reading

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