Tag Archives: Faith

The end is near

Luke 21:5-19, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Alongside the road there is an old VW van with a sign propped up against it; “Repent, the end is near!” The car in front of you in traffic has a bumper sticker warning that … Continue reading

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More than belief

Genesis 12:1-7; Hebrews 11:1-12; John 6:35-42, 48-51 In 1965, a Motown group called The Impressions scored their biggest hit with a song titled “People Get Ready.” Curtis Mayfield, the song’s composer begs his hearers “People get ready, there’s a train … Continue reading

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Soon and very soon

Revelation 21:1-7 When I think of God’s kingdom coming in its fullness, I am reminded of the gospel hymn Soon and Very Soon. The opening stanza expresses an undeniable joy. One day, we will see our King Jesus. Soon and … 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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Inheriting the kingdom

Mark 10:17-27 The rich young man doesn’t understand. Even as he kept the commandments, he just can’t bear to separate himself from his worldly possessions. Instead of inheriting eternal life, he went away dejected. He could not claim the promise … Continue reading

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The armor of God

Ephesians 6:11-20 No one ever said life was going to be easy, and no one promised things would always go your way. Surely, we live in a harsh world, one rife with sudden twists and turns. Does this sound familiar? … Continue reading

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Highest praise

Acts 3:1-10 Watching children walking on a sandy beach behind their parents, you might notice how they lengthen each stride so as to walk in the footsteps of the one who leads them. Following the path set by a parent … Continue reading

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