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What matters is not who baptizes you but into whom are you baptized

Paul* went on also to Derbe and to Lystra, where there was a disciple named Timothy, the son of a Jewish woman who was a believer; but his father was a Greek. 2He was well spoken of by the believers* … Continue reading

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Have you had a “Rhoda” moment?

Acts12:12 As soon as he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John whose other name was Mark, where many had gathered and were praying. 13When he knocked at the outer gate, a maid named Rhoda … Continue reading

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Wake up calls from Jesus

Matthew 26:41Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial;* the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ I think this admonition from a grieving Jesus to his friends who fell asleep while he … Continue reading

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No blue? Perceiving is believing

14 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15And how … Continue reading

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Getting unstuck, changing the tire and moving into the open place

If I had ever had the discipline of memorizing scripture this would be a verse from today’s Psalm 18 that I would like to have mastered. It would lie in the top tray of my scriptural tool box where I … Continue reading

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Better things ahead

Joshua 1:9 I hereby command you: Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.’ Moses has died.  Joshua is tapped to take the people forward into the promised … Continue reading

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We are what God has made us and Jesus is our way of life

Ephesians 2:10 For we are what he has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life. Paul’s last line in today’s passage from his letter to the Ephesians would have … Continue reading

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“Stretch out your hand” God says – God’s work and our hands

I don’t know as much about King David as I should.  David’s place in biblical history has been of interest only insofar as he was presaged and ordained by the Lord, God and established the line into which Jesus was … Continue reading

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Worship: not a show, so show-offs need not apply

1 Corinthians 14:38 As in all the churches of the saints, 39So, my friends,* be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues; 40but all things should be done decently and in order. Paul is writing today to … Continue reading

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When it comes to justice, God is supreme – not the court

Exodus 1:15 The king of Egypt said to the Hebrew midwives, one of whom was named Shiphrah and the other Puah, 16‘When you act as midwives to the Hebrew women, and see them on the birthstool, if it is a boy, … Continue reading

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