Tag Archives: Forgiveness

No secrets

1 John 1:8-10 Almighty God, to whom all hearts are open; all desires known, and from whom no secrets are hid. These words are very familiar to a great number of Christians. Each week, Christians bear their souls, confessing their … Continue reading

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God has a plan

John 3:1-17 There are a couple over-used phrases employed by Christians that seem to always get under my skin. The first one is “Everything happens for a reason.” The other is the phrase “God has a plan.” The usual context … Continue reading

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The kingdom awaits

Genesis 1:1-31 In just six days, according to the scriptures, our almighty God created the heavens and the earth. With a simple word, light became a reality, the sun, moon and stars were fixed upon the sky and the waters … Continue reading

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Come to the well

John 4:1-14 The text this morning tells of an encounter of a Samaritan woman and Jesus. She came in the middle of the day when most would have likely come much earlier. Jesus knew who she was. He knew all … Continue reading

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Receiving our Lord

Luke 22:14-23 In the hours before Jesus was lifted up upon the cross, he gathered his closest friends around the table and poured out the Spirit of God’s love. In the meal they shared, Christ made himself truly available to … Continue reading

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Temptation

Matthew 4:1-11 Certainly we all face temptation, but what does it mean to be tempted? At the very least, to be tempted means that we are enticed, lured or even seduced to engage in a behavior we know is contrary … Continue reading

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Help

Psalm 121:1-8 I look to the hills, from where is my help to come? This first line of our psalm has a lot to say about humanity’s response to living in a fallen and broken world. Everyone at some time … Continue reading

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