Beginnings and Endings

“Be strong and courageous. Do not tremble! Do not be afraid of them! The LORD your God is the one who is going with you. He will not abandon you or leave you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6) Life is filled with beginnings and endings: the end of one day and the beginning of another, the end of a rain shower and the

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Know What To Sort Out

“When the true message, the Gospel, first came to you, you heard of the hope it offers. So your faith and love are based on what you hope for, which is kept safe for you in Heaven.” (Colossians 1:5) When the mail is delivered to your home, you look through the stack wondering if any of it is important mail.

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Who Made Your Gospel?

I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that the Good News I have spread is not a human message. I did not receive it from any person. I was not taught it, but Jesus Christ revealed it to me. (Galatians 1:11-12) Suppose you wanted to buy an ice cream cone. You might take a couple of dollars and go

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God’s Draft Choices

You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit. (John 15:16) Two of the most highly watched sporting events on television are not when teams or athletes are competing against each other; rather they involve the drafting of players for the National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) teams. For

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Reconciliation – 03/10/13

From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to

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