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2 Chronicles Old Testament Salvation

Just Ask

  Solomon had built the temple to honor God.  It was a good temple, but one question remained.  Would God find his dwelling in the temple?  Solomon’s prayer invited God to dwell inside his temple, and God affirmed that request.  In the New Testament, our bodies are God’s temples.  Regardless of what we do to […]

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Deuteronomy Salvation

Home Church

I don’t find it strange that both of our children accepted Christ in our family room where we have our daily devotionals.   While they have been to church most Sunday and Wednesdays, they have been involved in our family worship time on a daily basis since they were born.  We talk about God, answer […]

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Genesis Old Testament Salvation Weight Loss Journey

Heartbeat

The heartbeat courses through nature deafening all other noises, palpable, alive.  God examines his creation, sees His handiwork, and declares that creation is good.  Creator and His created connect and together cycle through day and night, night and day, day and night, night and day, thu-thump, thu-thump, thu-thump.  His joy, His perfection, and His holiness […]

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Isaiah Old Testament Salvation Weight Loss Journey

Which filthy rags stink the most?

In the past week, at least three of my friends have asked me whether or not I really believe that all sins are equal.  It’s not that I don’t understand the question; I do.  Which is worse — overeating at dinner or inflicting mortal harm on another?  From an earthly perspective, the question makes sense. […]

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Genesis Old Testament Salvation Uncategorized

The Rainbow – Mercy and Hope

Genesis 6:5-8 5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the […]

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Genesis New Testament Old Testament Salvation Titus

God’s Big Bang

Genesis 1:1-3 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light “day,” […]

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Ezekiel Old Testament Salvation Uncategorized

Heart Transplant

Ezekiel 36 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I heard a pastor once describe salvation as a heart transplant not a heart by-pass.  God takes our old heart and completely removes this […]

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New Testament Romans Salvation Uncategorized

Our need for God –the Rich Young Ruler revisited

Romans 3: 19-24 (NIV) 19 Now we know that whatever the law says, it says to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be silenced and the whole world held accountable to God. 20 Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious […]

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Mark New Testament Salvation Uncategorized

Rich Young Ruler 2: Life’s biggest decisions – what to keep and what to give away

Mark 10:21 – 22 NIV:  Looking at him, Jesus felt a love for him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” But at these words he was saddened, and he went away grieving, for he […]

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New Testament Romans Salvation Uncategorized

Falling Short

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. Romans 3:22-24 My daughter turned 9 this year.  […]