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The Fundamental Truths of the Christian Life

  LUKE 9:23 – And Jesus said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THE FUNDAMENTAL TRUTHS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.  In today’s scripture, we have our Lord Jesus laying down the three fundamental truths of not only becoming His disciple but living…

Stay Very Close

LUKE 22:54-62 – Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely…

Cancelling the Self-Pity Party

MATTHEW 27:24–31 – So when Pilate saw that he was gaining nothing, but rather that a riot was beginning, he took water and washed his hands before the crowd, saying, “I am innocent of this man’s blood; see to it yourselves.” And all the people answered, “His blood be on us and on our children!” Then he released for them Barabbas, and…

We Don’t Always Have To

PROVERBS 18:2 – A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.   THEME OF THE DAY:  WE DON’T ALWAYS HAVE TO.  The list is long and I will let you make your own based on one word “opinions.”  Get into a conversation and bring up topics like the current state of politics, elections, COVID, and climate control,…

We Need Each Other

We must be convinced the Christian life is not lived in isolation or at a distance from other believers. The Biblical understanding of the Christian life is summarized in one phrase – a community of family.

This Is What Really Matters

JOHN 13:34-35 – A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”   THEME OF THE DAY:  THIS IS WHAT REALLY MATTERS.  So, what type of reputation do…