Tag Archives: Gospel

Grace without limit

1 John 1:1-10 The speed limit sign says 40, but everyone knows you can go a little faster without being pulled over. The blue lights flashing in your mirror suggest otherwise and you can’t argue with the person wearing the … Continue reading

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Listen, hear, understand

Matthew 13:18-23, 1 Timothy 2:1-6, Leviticus 26:1-20 I am amazed by people who solve math problems with relative ease. Math is not my forte; I do not have a head for numbers. In the classroom, I needed to concentrate on … Continue reading

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Worship the one who saves

Mark 14:1-11 The chief priests and the scribes supposed him a threat, so they conspired to arrest him and have him killed. Judas Iscariot turned traitor and made arrangements to betray him, receiving a handsome reward for his dubious effort. … Continue reading

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Be content

1 Timothy 6:1-10 Songwriter Harry Chapin spun a tale of a man named Mr. Tanner, a dry cleaner who was very good at his work. He was content with his chosen profession and loved his customers. Tanner was also a … Continue reading

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Grace defined

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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Lord, have mercy

Matthew 26:57-68, Romans 14:13-23 Confronted by our sin against others, sometimes all we can do is remain silent. Our shame is too great for words; the hurt we have caused cannot be erased by speaking. We all suffer from the … Continue reading

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Teaching the 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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Come and rest

Mark 6:7-13, 30-33 The disciples returned from the mission from which Jesus sent them filled with excitement. They couldn’t wait to report to their teacher the many things they had done in his name. Pairing up and traveling from place … Continue reading

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Who is Jesus?

Mark 8:27-38 Who do you say Jesus is? If you took a piece of paper and a pencil to write down an answer, what would you write? Most certainly, many would write down the word Messiah. Others would write the … Continue reading

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Together in faith

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5 Christians today certainly face doubts and fears. So, like many in the early church, Christians today benefit from the encouragement of other believers. When left on their own, even the faithful risk becoming distant and inactive in … Continue reading

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