Tag Archives: Faithful

Respecting God’s name

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. Exodus 20:7 Our names are precious to us; they identify not only who … Continue reading

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Living together in faith

2 Corinthians 1:23-2:11 Nothing gives the devil more pleasure than to drive a wedge between God and his people. Second on Satan’s list is to set the brothers and sisters in Christ against one another. All too often, Satan uses … Continue reading

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Power of prayer

James 5:13-18 Most Christians, at one time or another, have asked someone to pray for them. There is little doubt that as you read this, you also remember a time when you asked someone to pray for you. Praying for … Continue reading

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Have compassion

Matthew 15:29-39 They come from of nowhere; the lost and hungry, the forgotten and homeless. They appear on street corners, holding signs, asking for a hand out, begging for change. Others are drawn to churches, pleading for assistance with a … Continue reading

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Lord, have mercy

Ezekiel 33:1–11; 1 John 1:1–10; Matthew 9:27–34 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 … Continue reading

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Teachers of faith

James 3:1-13 From the earliest of ages, even the most prolific pastors, theologians and Christian authors were first taught the faith by others. Parents, grandparents taught the faith in their homes. In churches, it is volunteer Sunday school teachers who … Continue reading

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Washing feet

John 13:1-17 Dirty, filthy feet. That is what our Lord stooped so low to wash; the dirty, filthy feet of his closest companions. These are the feet of the twelve who dared take Jesus up on his invitation to follow … Continue reading

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