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About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.

Never Forget True North

“Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your … Continue reading

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The Danger of Drifting

“Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.” – Hebrews 2:1 Life is like an ocean…a trackless ocean with winds, currents and waves. We’ll meet ships we never knew were … Continue reading

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OUR ONLY HOPE

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. —Psalm 31:24 I’m not much of a Star Wars fan, and no I haven’t seen the new release yet, but I have have seen most of the movies, … Continue reading

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HOPE SHINES IN THE DARKNESS

“The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” —Matthew 4:16 We typically think that light helps us see better, but sometimes … Continue reading

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WHAT CHILD IS THIS?

Nothing can capture for me the mystery and the beauty of Christmas better than the carols we sing. They have the power to recreate in my imagination the scenes of the first Christmas. They seem to be able to set … Continue reading

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HOPE’S LONG JOURNEY

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I hope. —Psalm 130:5 In an age when drone delivery is a reality and information is constantly at our fingertips, we’ve become accustomed to immediate gratification. We get … Continue reading

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LEGALISM OR GRACE? Part 2

“And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” Hebrews 10:10 Last week we looked at “Legalism or Grace”? We want to continue along that theme with our thoughts … Continue reading

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LEGALISM OR GRACE? Part 1

“I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness were through the law, then Christ died for no purpose.” Galatians 2:21 Imagine going to the emergency room and being asked to leave because you’re bleeding all over the floor!  … Continue reading

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Give Thanks In All Circumstances

Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 The Heidelberg Catechism says that belief in the providence of God makes it possible for us to be “thankful when things go … Continue reading

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What It Means To Live Your New Life

“But that is not the way you learned Christ!— assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of … Continue reading

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