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“But now Christ reconciled you in his body of flesh through death, in order to present you holy, blameless, and faultless before him—if you continue steadfast and firm in faith, without being moved away from the hope of the gospel.   Do not let anyone who enjoys false humility and the worship of angels tell you that you are...
Like other emotions, joy is often evident in what someone says or does. And sometimes, you can actually see the joy in another person’s heart and soul.   Nearly two years ago, I began meeting with Jason, an inmate at one of Wisconsin’s prisons. Another inmate on Jason’s housing unit encouraged him to request a pastoral...
A twentieth century proverb tells us that hindsight is 20/20, meaning that it’s always easy to envision something after it has already occurred. God’s vision, however, is not limited to mere hindsight, for His vision of the past, the present and the future is always 20/20. What’s more, God’s vision concerning His own (those...
“In fact, if anyone hears the word and does not do what it says, he is like a man who carefully looks at his own natural face in a mirror. Indeed, he carefully looks at himself; then, he goes away and immediately forgets what he looked like. But the one who looks carefully into the perfect law, the law of freedom, and continues to do so...
And Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, “If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.” So, the Israelites put away their Baals and Ashtoreths, and...
It was a rare occasion, but on this particular evening, only one man came to the meeting room for Bible Study. He was familiar to me, having attended some of my previous classes. He came from a reformed background and knew his Bible well, and he would often try to encourage others in their Christian living. On this particular occasion, however, I...