Monthly Archives: February 2016

Proclaim the gospel

Matthew 2:1-12 The Christian mission is to preach the gospel throughout the earth so all people might realize God’s grace. It is a daunting task, to preach to the whole world, but God’s people must be diligent, for we never … Continue reading

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Render to God

Mark 12:13-17 The Pharisees and Herodians were out to set a snare for Jesus; they wanted a way to charge and arrest him. In previous attempts, their plots could not stand in the light of God’s truth. With this latest … Continue reading

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The power to preach

1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 When Paul arrived in Thessalonica, most of the citizens had not yet heard of Jesus. Paul’s message was unlike any other they heard before.  Some might have thought him crazy to believe so earnestly a story of … Continue reading

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Given for you

1 Corinthians 11:23-34 It was the first time the bread had been placed in her hands. The words she heard so many times before, having been said to others are finally said to her; “This is the body of Christ … Continue reading

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Discipline

Matthew 4:18-25 Discipline. Just the word itself seems intimidating enough without us having to talk about it. But discipline is what the season of Lent calls for, spiritual discipline is what so many Christians the world over hope to achieve. … Continue reading

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What must I do?

Mark 10:17-31 What must I do to inherit eternal life? This is a question much like that asked by so many people today. “What must I do to make it into heaven?” The rich man in the text told Jesus … Continue reading

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Building up God’s house

Haggai 1:1-15 As the Word of the Lord came to the prophet Haggai, The Jews were finally returning from exile. Disobedience to God’s Word and wrongful worship of false gods brought down upon them God’s wrath. Having returned from exile, … Continue reading

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Pray in secret

Matthew 6:1-18 Today, high profile celebrity preachers entice us by saying God will reward our religious acts, especially if we openly demonstrate that we are righteous people. They have even written books in order to tell you how to earn … Continue reading

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You are dust

Genesis 3:1-19, Romans 5:17-21 “Remember you are dust and to dust you shall return.” These are the words of Ash Wednesday. They are the words said over us as we receive the ashes reminding us of our mortality. We are … Continue reading

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Building up the Church

1 Corinthians 14:1-12 There is a tale of two builders. The first worked alone building a house he could enjoy. The outside was not much to behold, but the inside was beautiful. The builder spared no expense in building himself … Continue reading

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