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Are you ready to sacrifice your Isaac?

Genesis 22: 1-19

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faith . . . .works . . . .both . . . .

Do you put your faith in works?  Do you put your faith in faith? Do you have faith and works? Abraham faithfully carried Isaac to be slaughtered! Moses retrieved the stick as commanded by God! Rahab hid the spies! Ananias went to Saul of Tarsus! Noah built the ark! Moses parents hid him for three… Continue reading faith . . . .works . . . .both . . . .

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Confirming One’s Calling and Election

3His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises,  so that through them you may participate in the divine nature,  having escaped the corruption in… Continue reading Confirming One’s Calling and Election

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1 Peter 5:6-11

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him,  standing firm in the faith, … Continue reading 1 Peter 5:6-11

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Yeshua is our anchor!

"What The Storm Does Not Know" by Paid In Full is a song in which I have not heard. However, the title pierced my soul this morning during worship.  What does the storm not know?  Let me tell you! The storm does not know that Yeshua is our anchor in which we hope! The storm… Continue reading Yeshua is our anchor!

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Word Study/Hope/Anchor

7 In the same way, when God wanted to confirm His promise as true and unchangeable, He swore an oath to the heirs of that promise. 18 So God has given us two unchanging things: His promise and His oath. These prove that it is impossible for God to lie. As a result, we who come to… Continue reading Word Study/Hope/Anchor

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in MY name

Matthew 18:20 God says that he is with us when we are gathered in His name.  Can we be gathered in another name?  Maybe we are gathered in the name of the committee!  Maybe we are gathered in the name of a leader!  We could possibly be gathered in our own name!

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Hear ye! Hear ye!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!  It is hereby declared on the 25th day of the month of June of the year 2014 that all churches are bully free.  Anyone caught bullying will be ushered to the door! No exceptions!  By order of the Most High God!  Mark 12:30-32

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throw off . . .

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,   let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.   What do I need to throw off? What hinders my walk with the Lord?                 throw. (n.d.). Unabridged. Retrieved March… Continue reading throw off . . .

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Hebrews 12 The…

Hebrews 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set… Continue reading Hebrews 12 The…

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grace = freedom

But with loud shouts they insistently demanded that he be crucified, and their shouts prevailed. So Pilate decided to grant their demand. 25 He released the man who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, the one they asked for, and surrendered Jesus to their will.   Luke 23:23-25 release -  to free from confinement,… Continue reading grace = freedom

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for the greater good . . .

Romans 8:28 I am a big fan of NCIS and I love watching the marathons on Monday's.  My favorite characters are Leroy Jethro Gibbs and Ziva David.  They both have baggage.  At the end of one of the shows Gibbs is sitting at a booth talking to his wife and daughter (who are both dead). … Continue reading for the greater good . . .

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least restricted environment . . . .

Galatians 2:11-14  restrict - to confine or keep within certain often specified limits or selected bounds What restrictions are we placing on fellow Christians? 2013, estrict. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved November 02, from website:

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sinner friendly . . . . .

Is your Sunday school sinner friendly? What or who do you talk about in front of guests? And their scribes and the Pharisees complained against His disciples, saying, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” Luke 5:29-31 Levi gave a large dinner at his home for Jesus. Everybody was there, tax… Continue reading sinner friendly . . . . .

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God will provide!

Herod had James killed and now he had Peter! He was in prison bound with chains waiting to be executed. Fearing the worst we prayed continually without rest.  Exhausted from the day I sat by the door and rested.  That's when I heard the knock.  Listening carefully I recognized Peter's voice.  I went to the… Continue reading God will provide!

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Acts 10

Acts 10 Curious . .   Surname Peter . . . What does it mean? vs 5, 17, 32 Do  you and your household fear God?  vss. 1 - 3 God does not show favoritism!  vss. 34 - 43


Ezekiel 36: 26-28

Ezekiel 36:26-28 The Message (MSG) “‘For here’s what I’m going to do: I’m going to take you out of these countries, gather you from all over, and bring you back to your own land. I’ll pour pure water over you and scrub you clean. I’ll give you a new heart, put a new spirit in… Continue reading Ezekiel 36: 26-28

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Can something good come from something bad?

Acts 8: 4-8 Christ Is Preached in Samaria Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.  Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria and preached Christ to them. And the multitudes with one accord  heeded ( emphasis mine) the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.… Continue reading Can something good come from something bad?

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Acts 7: 54-60

Acts 7:54-60 The Stoning of Stephen 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 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. 56 “Look,” he said, “I see heaven… Continue reading Acts 7: 54-60