Author Archives: David Nuottila

Servant of All

Mark 9:30-41 What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question that we all faced at one time or another. Some probably wanted to be doctors or nurses. Some perhaps wanted to be a professional athlete. … Continue reading

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Our Father

Luke 11:1-13 Like so many others, my father worked very hard to ensure our family had everything we needed. I remember hearing him in the morning, leaving for work for work while it was still dark. At the completion of … Continue reading

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Focus on life in Christ

Luke 13:31-35, Philippians 3:17-4:1 Lent is that time for us to take a serious look at how we live. Do our values reflect the teaching of Jesus, or are they more reflective of a world turned inward upon itself? Our … Continue reading

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God With You

Genesis 28:10-22 Jacob, having tricked his father Isaac into blessing him over and above his brother Esau, is now on the run. He is in fear for his life as his brother has vowed to kill him for what he … Continue reading

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Seek 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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To bear much fruit

John 15:1-8 A friend of mine is the keeper of a peach orchard. One thing about peach trees that I have learned is that they must be tended to year round. In these winter months, the beginning of the yearly … Continue reading

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The truth in us

1 John 1:5-10 Early in his first epistle, John states clearly to the Church that, although through Christ our sins are forgiven, no Christian lives without sin. Salvation is not found through moral perfection, but through the sacrifice of God’s … Continue reading

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