Tag Archives: Holy Scripture

To bear much fruit

John 15:1-8 A friend of mine is the keeper of a peach orchard. One thing about peach trees that I have learned is that they must be tended to year round. In these winter months, the beginning of the yearly … Continue reading

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Tempted

Genesis 3:1-15, Luke 4:1-11 “The serpent was more crafty than any other creature.” Reading this, we can safely assume something is going to happen, and it won’t be good. The devil is out to destroy that which God created, and … Continue reading

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Boasting in Christ

1 Corinthians 1:10-31 There’s a cliché in sports that says, “It’s not bragging if you can back it up.” This is a favorite among gifted athletes who continually make the morning highlight reels. Given their accomplishments, why should they not … Continue reading

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Of first importance

1 Corinthians 15:1-10 Early in the morning, so many people are already wondering how they will tackle their daunting list of to-dos. This list never seems to get any shorter. There are always errands to run, new issues to address, … Continue reading

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Share the good news

Matthew 16:13-20 Here we are in the midst of Lent, the season of reflection and discipline. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, the children of God are called to live a bit differently. On that day, ashen crosses adorn the foreheads of … Continue reading

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Hear the word

Acts 4:18-33 It is no secret; people want to hear words of hope and prosperity. They want to hear words of joy and words of freedom. Yet, when the church proclaims such words as the result of Jesus’ death and … Continue reading

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Abundance

John 10:7-15 More often than not, when humans think of life in abundance, we count the many goods and comforts that would come our way. But Jesus didn’t promise “things” in abundance, he promised “life” in abundance. Truthfully, spending too … Continue reading

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