Monthly Archives: December 2016

The two Ws: all you can offer

In Matthew 2 we meet the Magi who traveled from the East (probably Persia) to worship the child Jesus. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. … Continue reading

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Guard

guard ɡärd/ verb 1. watch over in order to protect or control. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23)  

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On the porch

Solomon’s porch is a key location in the bible. It was attached to the east side of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem, the holy meeting place for the Jewish people and early Christians. Let’s begin with Jesus because all scripture … Continue reading

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Love’s classroom

1 John 4:7-9 teaches us about love. This is John’s specialty — the disciple whom Jesus loved (John 13:23). 7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and … Continue reading

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More than a savior

If you’ve spent any time around church, then you probably know about  John 3:16. It’s the greatest news we can receive. 16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in … Continue reading

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The two Fs

The birth of Jesus, the remarkable God-with-us, is predicted hundreds of years in advance in Isaiah 7. We’ll need some background to set the stage for the prophecy. Here’s the situation: there was Abraham, whom God promised a great nation … Continue reading

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Crazy little thing called love

If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I … Continue reading

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