Monthly Archives: January 2012

Psalm 37:4 A Matter of Context

I’ve been going to church all my life. I’ve heard a lot of people’s interpretations of a lot of scripture passages. They don’t always agree. Often, only one or two verses are quoted to reinforce a point that is being … Continue reading

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Matthew 5:43-48 Love Is Greater

Bullying has been a problem since the beginning of time. These days, most schools have a zero tolerance policy against bullying, and they are doing what they can to eliminate it. But bullying still exists. The Bullying prevention in schools … Continue reading

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Isaiah 45:2-3 Treasures of Darkness

Do you ever wonder if God really does have a plan for your life? Maybe you thought that God had a plan once, but it’s been so long that you are sure now that you were mistaken. Isaiah 44:24-28 tells … Continue reading

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Ephesians 6:10-18 Dress For Success

Paul spends much of Ephesians telling us how to live in a way that is pleasing to God. In Ephesians 4, he calls us to unity and holiness, and to the understanding that even though we are all different and … Continue reading

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Ephesians 4:1-3 Gang Wars

United we stand; divided we fall.  Is that really true?  I think it depends on who you are standing with. Imagine this.  Setting: the poor side of town.  A lot of boarded up businesses and homes.  People gave everything they … Continue reading

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Ephesians 3:16-19 A Family Prayer

When I was in my first year of university, I had the very good fortune to meet a friend who encouraged me to memorize scripture.  We would choose a passage, and then one week later recite it to each other.  … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ephesians 6

We are not asked to obey our parents simply to make our lives more challenging or less fun, but so that we may have a long, good life.  This is the first commandment with a promise.  (Ephesians 6:1-3) Parents, don’t … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:4-7 Amazing Grace

I believe that the grace of God is much more amazing than we as humans can comprehend, and yet it is available to each one of us. Ephesians 2:1-3 describes the dire situation that the human race was left in because … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ephesians 5

God loves us so much, and He gave (and gives) of Himself for us.  He wants us to follow His example.  (Ephesians 5:1-2) God wants us to be pure and holy.  This takes discipline and self-control.  (Ephesians 5:3) Our words … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Ephesians 4

In Ephesians 4 Paul gives us a lot of practical advice on how to behave and how to treat others in a way that lives up to our calling in Christ.  We were meant for better things than the petty … Continue reading

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