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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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Reformation Sunday: 500 Years of Biblical Faith

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 There’s an old song by Sam Cooke that … Continue reading

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Why All This Suffering?  Part 2

When we ask the question, “Why all this suffering”? we have to be prepared for the answer. As we discussed in part one, we understand that “why” question goes back to the very beginning. We may not be able to … Continue reading

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Why All This Suffering? Part 1

I don’t know if this question has entered your mind or has been asked of you in the past couple weeks, “If God is good and loving, why is He allowing all this suffering and evil to exist in our … Continue reading

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LIFE WILL TEST YOU – Part One

“for God has come to test you.” Ex 20:20 Do you remember the tests you took in school? You passed or failed, but you couldn’t avoid them. Life works that way too. When it comes to life’s tests-you must prepare … Continue reading

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BEWARE OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS

“You who judge others do these very same things.” Romans 2:1 I read the following illustration, on having the proper perspective.  A woman looked out her window every morning and commented to her husband on the dirty laundry on her … Continue reading

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TWO STORIE S ABOUT MARRIAGE

“love…keeps no record of being wronged.” 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 Story one: Deborah K. Johnson writes: “My seven-year-old daughter wanted to take violin lessons, so I took her to a music store to rent an instrument. Hoping she would understand the … Continue reading

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