Don’t Be So Stingy

I truly believe God is saying to the church, “Don’t be so stingy.” What good is it to draw attention to the good God that we have, if we’re not going to tell everyone about Him? Instead, we should be eager to share. We should have the mentality that the grace and love of God…

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Praying With Grace

Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain. Her prophets whitewash these deeds for them by false visions and lying divinations. They say, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says’—when the Lord has not spoken. The people of the land practice extortion and…

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Pursue Depth

Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” The crowd rebuked them and told them to be quiet, but they shouted all the louder, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!” (Matthew 20:30-31)  The two…

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Show Compassion

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:31-32)  Yesterday we talked about Peter and John stopping to help the lame beggar outside of the temple. So today, I…

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Poisoning Your Soul

Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. (Ephesians 4:31)  Nelson Mandela was once asked how he managed to manifest such graciousness towards South Africans once he assumed the presidency following 27 years in prison. He responded, “Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it…

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Praying For Sinners

In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow. You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths. In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd…

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So What If You’re Not Perfect?

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For…

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Living Hope

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)  When we feel burdened by our sin, when we are overwhelmed with guilt and shame from our…

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A Compassionate and Gracious God

But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness. (Psalm 86:15)  Have you ever taken the time to really think about how gracious God is towards you? Even if you tried to think about it, there’s no way you could fully grasp and fathom just how gracious,…

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Look How Far You’ve Come

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For…

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