Monthly Archives: October 2011

II Corinthians 5:16-17 Second Chances

Second chances.  Mulligans.  Do-overs.  Don’t we all appreciate another opportunity to get things right?  When Adam bit into that apple, and sin entered the world, we were sentenced to live in a world outside of God’s favour. (Genesis 3:17-19)  Thankfully … Continue reading

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Matthew 9:23-26 It’s a miracle!

Do you believe in miracles?  Do you think that Christ still performs miracles today?  In Matthew 8-9, we read the accounts of several of Christ’s miracles.  Matthew 9:23-26 tells us of the raising of the synagogue ruler’s daughter. When Jesus … Continue reading

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James 1:12 There is a reward!

I have come to realize that a major theme in James 1 is humility. James 1:12 tells us that we will be rewarded if we endure the testing that we face. What must we do to endure testing? We need … Continue reading

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Ephesians 3:20-21 More Than You Can Imagine

Do you ever feel like God doesn’t answer your prayers? I do. Particularly lately, I feel like He is ignoring my requests for pain relief. Ephesians 3:20-21 tells us that He is able to do so much more than we … Continue reading

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Special Edition–The Search for Albert Chretien

Today marks seven months since Al Chretien walked away from his van, stranded in northeastern Nevada, to search for help. Summer has come and gone, and he has still not been found. Friends and family have not given up hope, … Continue reading

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I Thessalonians 5:1-11 Limited Time Only!

Although there seems to be less media coverage about it this time, Harold Camping is again predicting the end of the world. His last prediction was that the world would end on May 21, 2011. Now he predicts that it … Continue reading

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James 2:17 Faith Without Works is Dead

In my last post, I discussed Paul’s teaching that we are justified by faith and faith alone. James 2:14-26 is often seen as a contradiction of Paul, but what James said was not directed at Paul, and for that matter … Continue reading

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Romans 5:1-2 Justified By Faith

In Romans 5:1-11 Paul discusses the benefits of being justified by faith. Years ago, I memorized Romans 5:1-2 in the New International Version: Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus … Continue reading

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Psalm 86:11-13 Regrets, I’ve had a few.

Sometimes we do things we regret. That was certainly the case for David before he wrote Psalm 86. In II Samuel 11 we read about David’s regrets…mistakes…sins—adultery, deception and conspiracy to murder. That’s a lot to feel bad about. So, … Continue reading

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Genesis 50:20 Change of Plans

Because of the challenging circumstances in my life right now which make it difficult for me to spend time at my computer, I am going to be sharing some of my earlier posts with you over the next little while. … Continue reading

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