Monthly Archives: April 2020

WE JUST GOT A LETTER!

When my grandkids were toddlers, we loved watching Blues Clues together…over and over again. Steve (a real person) and Blue, the animated puppy were favorites in our family. What is Blue’s Clues, you ask? It is a play-along, think-along series … Continue reading

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BELIEF AND BEHAVIOR

EPHESIANS What we know about God and what we do for God have a way of getting broken apart in our lives. The moment the organic unity of belief and behavior is damaged in any way, we are incapable of … Continue reading

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RELATIONSHIP

Galatians – Christ-like Fruit-Bearing   When men and women get their hands on religion, one of the first things they often do is turn it into an instrument for controlling others, ether putting or keeping them “in their place.” The … Continue reading

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PERFECTED, NOT PERFECT!

Corinthians – Living the New Life   When people become Christians, they don’t at the same moment become nice. This always comes as something of a surprise. Conversion to Christ and his ways doesn’t automatically furnish a person with impeccable … Continue reading

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THE BEST OF TIMES

These are the best of times and these are the worst of times. An old classic, The Tale of Two Cities, begins with this mantra. I put the words in present tense because it feels like we are IN these … Continue reading

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BELIEVING AND BEHAVING BY HIS SPIRIT

ACTS – The Body of Christ   “Because the story of Jesus is so impressive–God among us! God speaking a language we can understand! God acting in ways that heal and help and save us!–there is a danger that we … Continue reading

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GOD SPEAKS AND IT HAPPENS

John 1 – Salvation Plan Revealed   In Genesis, the first book of the Bible, God is presented as speaking creation into existence. God speaks the word and it happens: heaven and earth, ocean and streams, trees and grass, birds … Continue reading

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