Monthly Archives: December 2016

The Message I Love

1 Corinthians 2:2 (NKJV) 2  For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. This week I have been pondering the things I love, especially as I focus on the new year and examine … Continue reading

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The Security of the Believer – Introduction

1 Peter 1:3-5 ( NKJV ) 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,  4to … Continue reading

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Bible-Reading Plans for 2017

Psalm 119:105 (NKJV) 105  Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path. When I was growing up I was taught that the only way I could grow as a Christian was through church attendance, … Continue reading

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The Little Church That Could…

In the early 70’s I came to know Christ as my Lord and Savior.  These were glorious times as I and many others in the church I attended experienced our early years of discipleship.  The church was in Ashland Oregon.  … Continue reading

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God With Us

Matthew 1:23 (NKJV) 23  “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.” (Isaiah 7:14) It has been said that at Christmas we celebrate the … Continue reading

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It’s About the Cross

Here’s a great song about the Cross.  Brought tears to both my wife and I.

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Galatians 4:4-5 (NKJV) 4  But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5  to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the … Continue reading

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God, Help! “No!”

Colossians 2:6 (ESV) 6  Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, Did the title confuse you?  Did it seem counter intuitive? Have you not asked God for help?  And if that is the case why … Continue reading

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We Are His Workmanship

Ephesians 2:10 (ESV) 10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10 is often called the “autobiography of every Christian.” Verses one through three … Continue reading

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A Reductive Gospel – Part 3

Martin Luther, following the Diet of Worms in April 1521 came to the conclusion that the central issue that he had with Rome was the doctrine of  ”sola fide” – faith alone.  This is the instrumental cause or the means … Continue reading

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