Category Archives: Forgiveness

You are dust

Psalm 51:1-19 Remember, you are dust. As if we need a reminder. You are dust and there is nothing you can do about it. To dust you shall return. This has been the case ever since Adam and Eve took … Continue reading

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Why Jesus matters

Mark 2:13-17 Who is Jesus and why does he matter? The first part of this question is simple enough to answer. Jesus is God’s only begotten Son. He is our Lord and Savior. So here we have the simple answer … Continue reading

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God will provide

Genesis 22:1-18 We can’t deny the powerful images within this morning’s text, just as we cannot imagine making such a choice in order to save our own lives. But through the testing of Abraham, God’s people can see the lengths … Continue reading

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Blessed

Matthew 5:1-12 Blessed are the poor in Spirit. Blessed are those who mourn. Blessed are the meek. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake. Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds … Continue reading

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Praise the Lord

Psalm 150:1-6 It is indeed right and salutary that we should, at all times and in all places, offer thanks and praise to you, O Lord, Holy Father, through Christ our Lord. And so begins the preface to celebrating the … Continue reading

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Deceived

Genesis 3:1-24 Created in God’s image and likeness, Adam and Eve knew the goodness of God’s love. In fact, it was all they knew; there was no need for any other understanding. The serpent, however, used deception to lead Adam … Continue reading

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Dead to sin

Romans 6:1-11 Many years ago, in the middle of January, I was born, the third child for my parents. Seventy-eight days later I died. How can this be since I am writing this today? The answer is found within our … Continue reading

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Through the faith of others

Matthew 9:1-8 He could not walk; he could not approach Jesus on his own. Friends brought him into Jesus’ presence. They carried him. They did this in order that he may be healed, restored, brought back to fullness. The paralytic … Continue reading

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The light of God’s truth

Matthew 9:27–31, 1 John 1:1–10 Today it seems fashionable to redefine most anything. It has become socially acceptable to order daily life according to personal thoughts and experiences. Yet, the truth remains that we humans do not have the power … Continue reading

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The feast is ready

Luke 14:16-24 The table is set, the banquet prepared. Everything is ready. It is time for the feast. There is only one problem, the guests have decided not to attend. It seems there are more pressing things on their minds. … Continue reading

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