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One and Only

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Reading:  Luke 15: 1-10  Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him.  And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, “This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable:  “Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, […]

Enthusiasm

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A Variety of Biblical Passages Philippians 1: 3-14  This letter from Paul to the Church in Philippi was probably written during the later part of his ministry, probably during a 2nd imprisonment in Rome.  One might think by that point in time his enthusiasm would be waning but listen to the joy with which he […]

Faith is: Hospitality

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Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16 Let mutual love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.  Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. Let marriage […]

Faith is: A Firm Foundation

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Hebrews 12: 18-29 You have not come to something that can be touched, a blazing fire, and darkness, and gloom, and a tempest,  and the sound of a trumpet, and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them.  (For they could not endure the order that was […]

Faith is: Gives Us Strength and Courage

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Hebrews 11: 29 – 12: 2 By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as if it were dry land, but when the Egyptians attempted to do so they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish […]

Faith is: The Essence of Things Hoped For

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Hebrews 11: 1-3, 8-16  Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 Indeed, by faith our ancestors received approval. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was made from things that are not visible. 8 By faith […]

No Turning Back

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Luke 9: 51-62 As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem. And he sent messengers on ahead, who went into a Samaritan village to get things ready for him;  but the people there did not welcome him, because he was heading for Jerusalem. When the […]

Rooted in Love

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John  15:1-17 The Vine and the Branches 15 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of […]

Speak for Yourself

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John 16:  Selected Verses “I have said these things to you to keep you from stumbling. They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, an hour is coming when those who kill you will think that by doing so they are offering worship to God.  And they will do this because they have not […]