Author Archives: David Nuottila

Imitators of God’s love

Ephesians 5:1-20; John 9:1-12, 35-38 It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Those whom we imitate serve as examples, role models, mentors. We imitate their behavior, striving to meet their example. In short, we want to … Continue reading

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No secrets

1 John 1:8-10 Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open; all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid. These words are very familiar to a great number of Christians. Each week, Christians bear their souls, confessing their … Continue reading

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Pray, God will hear

1 Thessalonians 5:16-28 It seems these days there are so many people calling for prayer. After all, there is so much for which to pray. All around the world we hear of people struggling with poverty, hunger and disease. Even … Continue reading

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Listen for the Lord

1 Kings 19:9-18; Ephesians 4:17-32; John 6:15-27 When seeking God’s presence and provision, a recurring trend for many Christians is to read books penned by spiritual experts. Others hang on every word of slick looking prosperity preachers on television. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Sure and certain hope

Romans 8:31-39 My, what uncertain times we are living through. Just as we get used to new recommendations concerning behavior and restrictions for gathering in ever smaller groups, things change. And with all these changes come more uncertainty, more anxiety … Continue reading

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Hunger hurts

1 Kings 19:1-8, John 6:1-14 Simply put, hunger hurts. Hunger brings the pain of a starving body, a stomach craving to be fed. Upon visiting places where hunger is widespread, it isn’t long before you begin to feel hunger’s pain. … Continue reading

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Seeking the things above

Colossians 3:1-11 Have you ever noticed how fair weather and sunny skies lift the attitude among people? Smiles seem more prevalent and people seem to have a more positive outlook. Life is cheerful when the skies are clear, but such … Continue reading

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