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Christian Living

November 14th

The wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy – James 3:17 What a wonderful, and revealing, description of heavenly wisdom! When we become embittered or angry with another …

Gratitude

November 13th

By [Jesus] therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name – Hebrews 13:15 We cannot praise God without thanking God. That is the clear implication of this verse. The praise to which we are called must be continual ; and it …

Forgiveness

November 12th

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool – Isaiah 1:18 This verse is a parenthesis in the middle of Isaiah’s prophecy of rebuke and warning. We might have expected for …

Call to Worship

November 11th

Kings of the earth, and all people…young men, and maidens; old men, and children: let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent – Psalm 148:11-13 Religious skeptics have suggested that Christianity is only for the uneducated, for the poor, for the ignorant. But here everyone …

Cross of Christ

November 10th

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God – Hebrews 12:2 We learn many things as we look to Jesus on the cross. We learn how to suffer pain, we learn …

Names of God

November 9th

God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you – Exodus 3:14 Speaking to Moses out of the burning bush, God gave himself a personal name. It has been pronounced “Jehovah” or “Yahweh”, but the meaning is unmistakable. God …

Prayer

November 8th

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him – Acts 12:5 Pain, sorrow, and loss drive us to prayer — and to a turning point — here in this story, and always. James is beheaded by Herod and Peter is awaiting his execution in jail… but prayer …

God’s Word

November 7th

The scripture cannot be broken – John 10:35 The Word of God is a unified and faultless body of truth. It cannot be broken, as Jesus reminds his audience; it cannot be properly taught or accepted in parts. It cannot be broken up in order to pit one verse or truth against another. They all stand or …

The Gospel Message

November 6th

He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God – John 3:18 Here is a crystal clear description of the justified sinner, from the lips of Jesus himself, as well as a depiction of the …

Salvation

November 5th

When we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly – Romans 5:6 Salvation is for the helpless, the powerless, the needy. If Christ had waited until people were good enough, strong enough, or willing enough to be saved, he would never have come. This is the first lesson of …