Tag Archives: Love of God

Imitators of God’s love

Ephesians 5:1-20; John 9:1-12, 35-38 It is said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Those whom we imitate serve as examples, role models, mentors. We imitate their behavior, striving to meet their example. In short, we want to … Continue reading

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Sure and certain hope

Romans 8:31-39 My, what uncertain times we are living through. Just as we get used to new recommendations concerning behavior and restrictions for gathering in ever smaller groups, things change. And with all these changes come more uncertainty, more anxiety … 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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Victory through Christ

Jonah 2:2-9; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 11:17-44 Ever since humanity’s fall into sin, a battle has raged between evil and the children of God. Our adversary, the devil, fights against goodness and love with powerful weapons. Greed, lust, envy and pride … Continue reading

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Share the good news

Acts 4:13-33 Considering all of the self-help gurus and the many motivational speakers of our time, it is no secret; people want to hear words of encouragement and prosperity. There is also a public thirst for words of freedom and … 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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Drinking the cup

Matthew 20:17-28 On his way to Jerusalem, the mother of James and John requested that her sons be given places of honor when Christ comes into his kingdom, one on his right, one on his left. Jesus looked at the … Continue reading

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