Archive for June 2019

Ministry of Reconciliation

2 Cor. 5: 18, 19 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation. The heart…

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Beyond the Veil

2 Cor. 3:12, 13  Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech— unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. The veil/covering Moses placed over his face was a result of people fearing…

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Opportunities in Disguise

1 Cor. 16:9  For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries. “What’s behind door #1, #2, or #3?”  The game show provides unknown opportunities as the contestant chooses which door. In life, we often select a direction, make a decision or are simply have something come our way; only…

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Limited Liberty

1 Cor. 9:19  For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win the more; The Fourth of July is celebration of liberty and freedom. In our republic, liberty is to know no restraints or limitations that would divide; gender, race, ethnicity. Liberty doesn’t mean we…

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Words

1 Cor. 1:10  Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment. Paul’s writing to the Church in Corinth addressed a…

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Enriched Grace

1 Cor. 1:5  I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge, The grace of God is still amazing!  Grace empowers, provides opportunities and is liberal toward others – all for…

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Restrictive Grace

Rom. 14: 19, 20  “Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense.” Another gleaning on grace from Romans.  Grace frees…

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Nullifying Grace

Rom. 11:5, 6   Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then it is no longer of works; otherwise grace is no longer grace. But if it is of works, it is no longer grace; otherwise work is no longer work. The Book of Romans…

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Grace For Our Calling

We wrote earlier this week about “grace”, here is another layer to covering grace provides the saint of God Paul received “grace” for the office of apostle.  Whatever office, gift or calling we are commissioned to by the Lord, He will give grace.  He graces us to function in our calling! We have been graced…

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Sources of Courage

What motivates/initiates courage?  Sometimes crisis, desperation or any number of things that would confront the saint of God; however there’s another motivation for courage. Courage can’t be learned in the sterility of classrooms, courage is the result of responding in the heat of challenge.  Several recent movies have underscored that truth.  Your life will bear…

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