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Answering More of the Big Questions of Life

Acts 4:12 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Dear Friends in Christ, What would it take for you to give up your Bible?  What would have to happen for you to relinquish it to an enemy that…

Who Am I?

1 John 3:1-3 1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made…

Answering the Big Questions of Life

Psalm 119:105 105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. Dear Friends in Christ, During my current sermon series which I am calling “The Foundation of Our Faith,” I’ve been sharing a few stories with you from this book that I read some time ago called Extreme Devotion.  This…

More Great Reasons to Read the Bible

Psalm 19:9-10 9 The fear of the Lord is pure,     enduring forever. The decrees of the Lord are firm,     and all of them are righteous. 10 They are more precious than gold,     than much pure gold; they are sweeter than honey,     than honey from the honeycomb. Dear Friends in Christ, How hungry are you for the Word of God?  Hungry enough…

Opening a Gift

Psalm 119:129-136 129 Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. 130 The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple. 131 I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands. 132 Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name. 133 Direct my footsteps according to your…

A Day Off From Problems

Ephesians 6:10-20 The Armor of God 10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual…

Great Reasons to Read the Bible

2 Timothy 3:16-17 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. Dear Friends in Christ, I came across the most incredible story recently about this fellow here.  His name is Dean Karnazes.  He is known as the Ultra…

Invited to the Feast

Proverbs 9:1-10 Invitations of Wisdom and Folly 9 Wisdom has built her house;     she has set up its seven pillars. 2 She has prepared her meat and mixed her wine;     she has also set her table. 3 She has sent out her servants, and she calls     from the highest point of the city, 4     “Let all who are simple come to my…

Why People Don’t Read the Bible

Colossians 3:16 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.   Dear Friends in Christ, Use story from Extreme Devotion, p. 201 as my Time to Reflect. In light of the…

Dream Small

Matthew 25:40 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ {Prayer} I don’t remember exactly when it was, but sometime during my high school career I remember having to sit in a very uncomfortable wooden chair…