Monthly Archives: August 2013

To the Praise of His Glory

I’m doing a Bible study that instructs me to look for Truths, Promises, Commands, and Application.  This week, the reading is Ephesians 1:1-14.  (Click on the reference to follow along.) And it dawned on me today that the formula just … Continue reading

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Close Up

I remember as a child being intrigued by CloseUp puzzles.  A magazine that we received usually had them on the back cover and I thought they were quite fun.  They were extremely close views of familiar objects, and sometimes surprisingly … Continue reading

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Receiving Glory

I do not receive glory from men; but I know you, that you do not have the love of God in yourselves. I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his … Continue reading

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Fact-Checkers and Shamers

  Click to open John 7:37-52 in a new window.  Jesus said some stirring things to the crowd in the temple that day.  Many of the people were convinced that he was the Christ, but as always, there were naysayers.  … Continue reading

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Prisoner of Christ

I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—  a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. Eph 3:1,3:7  Paul was imprisoned, literally.  He was actually in jail.  But instead of fretting … Continue reading

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A Chosen Instrument

You may want to read Acts 9:10-19 Ananias was reluctant.  But, God…  You want me to go see this guy who is basically the Jewish equivalent of the Gestapo?  He raids houses, dragging people off to prison.  Saul is hunting … Continue reading

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Rock My World

Acts 9:1-9 (Click to read on BibleGateway.com) Has your world ever been rocked? Meet Saul, the well-connected Pharisee from a good Benjamite family, who has been educated thoroughly in the ways of Israel.  He is completely above reproach, having kept the … Continue reading

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