Category Archives: Repentance

Invited

Joel 1:1-13, Revelation 18:15-24, Luke 14:12-24 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 … Continue reading

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Striving toward righteousness

Matthew 23:27-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon the opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such … Continue reading

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Cleansed

Mark 11:12-19 Yesterday we waved palms, shouted “Hosanna!” and greeted our King with exuberance. So, what of today? The procession has ended; the excitement died down, and life has returned to normal. Well, that may also be what the citizens … Continue reading

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Truth in Christ

John 8:21-32 Many heard Jesus teaching in the temple and were amazed. Some Pharisees, who were standing nearby; however, took exception. The Pharisees often found themselves at odds with Jesus’ words. They believed their self-defined teaching to be the standard. … Continue reading

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Do unto others

Romans 12:9-21 Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Such is the golden rule taught to children throughout the years. Yet, even as we learn right from wrong at an early age, we do not always … Continue reading

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Treasure in heaven

Matthew 19:16-30 In ancient times, it was believed that wealth was a sign of God’s favor. Today, such a notion is known as the prosperity gospel. It is a false teaching, yet many people buy into it. With the prosperity … Continue reading

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Of wheat and weeds

Matthew 13:24-30 Surely you have heard someone say, “I don’t attend worship services because the church is filled with hypocrites.” Others say that they don’t worship on Sunday morning because they do not see that it makes a difference. People … Continue reading

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