A WEEK IN THE LIFE

A Week in the Life is a community of people on a journey of personal growth who have a desire to advance good and make an eternal impact in the world. We invite you to join the conversation here by clicking on the pictures below, reading the passages and articles then contributing your thoughts in the comments section under each post. You can also connect on social media by clicking the icons.

Moral of the Story

Jul 26, 2021 |

That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them…

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The Greatest Servant

Jul 19, 2021 |

Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Holy Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations. He will not quarrel or cry out; no one will hear his voice…

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Refresh

Jul 12, 2021 |

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls…

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Sent

Jul 5, 2021 |

Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me…

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Need and Supply

Jun 28, 2021 |

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few…

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Completely Calm

Jun 21, 2021 |

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him…

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Compound Strength

Jun 14, 2021 |

Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that…

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Treasured

Jun 7, 2021 |

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not…

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Happy Is

Jun 1, 2021 |

Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are…

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The Winning Walk

May 24, 2021 |

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, If you are the Son of God, tell these…

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Prepare the Way

May 17, 2021 |

In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near. This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah: a voice of one…

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The Return

May 10, 2021 |

After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel. So he got up, took the child and his mother, and went to…

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With Us

May 3, 2021 |

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit…

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Abide

Apr 26, 2021 |

Therefore I want you to know that God’s salvation has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen! For two whole years, Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him…

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Storm Surge

Apr 19, 2021 |

When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the Northeaster, swept down…

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Reasonable Faith

Apr 12, 2021 |

Festus interrupted Paul. “You are out of your mind, Paul!” he shouted. “Your great learning is driving you insane.” “I am not insane, most excellent Festus,” Paul replied. “What I am saying is true and reasonable…

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Stand Up

Apr 5, 2021 |

Three days after arriving in the province, Festus went up from Caesarea to Jerusalem, where the chief priests and the Jewish leaders appeared before him and presented the charges against Paul…

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Stay Clear

Mar 29, 2021 |

My accusers did not find me arguing with anyone at the temple, or stirring up a crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in the city. And they cannot prove to you the charges they are now making…

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Allegedly

Mar 22, 2021 |

This man was seized by the Jews and they were about to kill him, but I came and rescued him. I found that the accusation had to do with questions about their law, but there was no charge against him…

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Marks of the Mission

Mar 15, 2021 |

The crowd listened to Paul until he said this. Then they raised their voices and shouted, Rid the earth of him! He’s not fit to live! As they were shouting and throwing off their cloaks and flinging dust into the air…

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Compelled to Go

Mar 8, 2021 |

When we heard this, we and the people there pleaded with Paul not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, Why are you weeping and breaking my heart? I am ready not only to be bound but also to die…

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Legacy

Mar 1, 2021 |

Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing…

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Leave No Doubt

Feb 22, 2021 |

When this became known to the Jews and Greeks living in Ephesus, they were all seized with fear, and the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor. Many of those who believed now…

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Teachable

Feb 16, 2021 |

Apollos, a native of Alexandria came to Ephesus. He was a learned man with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He spoke with great fervor, though he knew only the baptism of John…

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The Known God

Feb 8, 2021 |

People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god…

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A Song Before We Go

Feb 1, 2021 |

Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken…

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Accepted

Jan 25, 2021 |

God, who knows the heart, showed that he accepted them by giving the Holy Spirit to them, just as he did to us. He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith…

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Worthless Things

Jan 18, 2021 |

“Friends, why are you doing this? We too are only human, like you. We are bringing you good news, telling you to turn from these worthless things to the living God, who made the heavens and the earth and the sea…

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Oldie but Goodie

Jan 11, 2021 |

We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm: “’You are my son; today I have become your father…

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The Great Escape

Jan 4, 2021 |

The night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries stood guard at the entrance. Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light…

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Name Change

Dec 28, 2020 |

Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him, he brought him to Antioch. Saul met with the church and taught great numbers of people. The disciples were called Christians…

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Incredible

Dec 21, 2020 |

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was…

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No Favorites

Dec 15, 2020 |

Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right. You know the message God sent…

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See

Dec 7, 2020 |

The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him…

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Down But Not Out

Nov 30, 2020 |

On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned…

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The Witness

Nov 23, 2020 |

But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand”…

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Spirit and Wisdom

Nov 16, 2020 |

Choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word…

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Unstoppable

Nov 9, 2020 |

Therefore, in the present case, I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men…

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Good, Bad & Ugly

Nov 2, 2020 |

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. More and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. Crowds gathered also from the towns around…

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Extraordinary

Oct 26, 2020 |

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given to mankind by which we must be saved. When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were ordinary men…

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The Name

Oct 19, 2020 |

Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet…

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Together

Oct 12, 2020 |

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They broke bread…

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Power Move

Oct 5, 2020 |

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire…

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Don’t Stand There

Sep 28, 2020 |

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky?…

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He Is Able

Sep 21, 2020 |

Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed…

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Bear with Me

Sep 14, 2020 |

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. May the God who gives endurance…

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Don’t Get in the Way

Sep 7, 2020 |

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. For the kingdom of God is not a matter…

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The Unpaid Debt

Aug 31, 2020 |

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does not harm a neighbor. Therefore love…

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Change Your Mind

Aug 24, 2020 |

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will…

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Have Mercy

Aug 17, 2020 |

Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy…

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A Beautiful Message

Aug 10, 2020 |

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can…

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Care Too Much

Aug 3, 2020 |

I speak the truth in Christ — I am not lying. I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people…

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Never Forget

Jul 27, 2020 |

If Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know…

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Total Victory

Jul 20, 2020 |

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us…

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A Winnable War

Jul 13, 2020 |

Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law…

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The Rescue Story

Jul 6, 2020 |

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him…

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Peace and Hope

Jun 29, 2020 |

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand…

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Faith That Works

Jun 22, 2020 |

One who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits…

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Same Difference

Jun 15, 2020 |

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified…

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Check Yourself

Jun 8, 2020 |

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things…

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Foolish Hearts

Jun 1, 2020 |

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became…

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Purpose and Power

May 25, 2020 |

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith…

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A Test Worth Taking

May 18, 2020 |

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed…

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Vision of Humility

May 11, 2020 |

Therefore, to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me…

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Celebrity or Servant?

May 4, 2020 |

But I don’t consider myself inferior in any way to these “super-apostles” who teach such things. I may be unskilled as a speaker, but I’m not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you…

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One Voice

Apr 27, 2020 |

You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. So even if I boast somewhat freely about…

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He Gives, We Give

Apr 20, 2020 |

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves…

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It’s Better to Give

Apr 13, 2020 |

In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…

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Not Here

Apr 6, 2020 |

Suddenly two men stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here…

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Hurts So Good

Mar 30, 2020 |

Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because…

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Clear a Path

Mar 23, 2020 |

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles…

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A New Point of View

Mar 16, 2020 |

So from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone…

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Jars of Clay

Mar 9, 2020 |

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair…

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Confidence & Glory

Mar 2, 2020 |

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent…

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Love to Forgive

Feb 24, 2020 |

Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you…

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Built to Comfort

Feb 17, 2020 |

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble…

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Open Doors

Feb 10, 2020 |

A great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. Be on your guard; stand firm in your faith; be of great courage; be strong. Do everything in love…

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Beyond the Grave

Feb 3, 2020 |

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality…

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Build Up

Jan 28, 2020 |

What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church…

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Artificial Noisemaker

Jan 20, 2020 |

If I speak in the tongues of men or angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith…

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One for All

Jan 13, 2020 |

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit to form one body. Even so, the body is not made up of one part…

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The Good of Others

Jan 6, 2020 |

I have the right to do anything, you say – but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything – but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their good, but the good of others…

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All People

Dec 30, 2019 |

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings…

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Hope

Dec 25, 2019 |

May you experience the hope that is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ this Christmas season. Hope is the benefit and not the doubt. It is silver in the lining. It knows the sunshine is somewhere behind the rain…

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Power of Empathy

Dec 16, 2019 |

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge…

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Whatever

Dec 13, 2019 |

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches…

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Judgy

Dec 2, 2019 |

I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside…

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First Things First

Nov 25, 2019 |

The person and character of God is the catalyst for David’s praise and thanksgiving. It is what he recognizes first before he calls attention to the things God has done. He keeps first things first and doesn’t…

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Row the Boat

Nov 18, 2019 |

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove…

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The Grown-Up Table

Nov 11, 2019 |

Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it…

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Not Human

Nov 5, 2019 |

We speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden…

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Uncommon Sense

Oct 28, 2019 |

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is…

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It’s Personal

Oct 21, 2019 |

But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive…

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License to Love

Oct 14, 2019 |

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free…

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All In The Family

Oct 8, 2019 |

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons…

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Reborn Free

Sep 30, 2019 |

So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there…

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Grace Wins

Sep 23, 2019 |

For through the law, I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God…

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Free to Live

Sep 16, 2019 |

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory…

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Suit Up

Sep 9, 2019 |

Finally, be strong in the Lord and the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Therefore take up the whole armor of God…

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Copycats

Sep 2, 2019 |

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. For you were once darkness…

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