Tag Archives: Salvation

Following Christ

Matthew 16:21-28 I am sure most people have played “Follow the Leader.” It is a simple game, but it can become quite complicated if the leader heads in a direction the rest of the players do not want to go. … Continue reading

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Striving toward righteousness

Matthew 23:27-39 How often have parents entered a child’s tidy and organized room only to encounter an avalanche of stuff upon the opening of the closet door? On the surface the parent is initially delighted, but upon closer inspection such … Continue reading

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The truth in us

1 John 1:5-10 Early in his first epistle, John states clearly to the Church that, although through Christ our sins are forgiven, no Christian lives without sin. Salvation is not found through moral perfection, but through the sacrifice of God’s … Continue reading

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Feed my sheep

John 21:1-19 Following the crucifixion and death of Christ, Peter seemed lost. So much had taken place in the three years since he had first encountered Jesus. At the beginning of their ministry, Peter was bold, but his assertiveness often … Continue reading

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Changing the rules

Luke 24:1-9 The rule is, when your heart stops beating and you quit breathing, you die. But God’s raising Jesus changes the rules. The resurrection changes the rules of the world, of life and death. Everything is changed. Suddenly we … Continue reading

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Delivered

Exodus 20:1-6 Hear these words from God, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out…” There is great comfort in knowing that the God we worship is the very same who delivered, that is, rescued his people from … 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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