1 John 1:1-4 Over the entry to the sanctuary, in the foyer, you’ll note that we have the key phrase from 1 John 1:3. “…and our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.” Have you stopped and pondered, to carefully consider those words and what they really mean? We’ve begun to […]

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Luke 2:1-7a God’s playbook of the events and people that are central to His divine plan of the ages is nothing like ours. Our playbooks measure, and we are taught, history from the perspective of major events, important stand-out individuals, migrations , nations, wars, invasions, competing interests, disease outbreaks and cures, discoveries, travel, technology and […]

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The Compassion of the Lord – James 5

James 5 What is the Christian way to find the path forward in painful and difficult circumstances? Or more specifically, what is the source of illumination, of light, in dark places and periods in our lives as Christians, so that we do not stumble so as to fall and lose hope and fall into complete […]

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John 17:20-26 The conclusion of our Savior’s great, High Priestly prayer turns its full intent, ministry and benefit to the believers who would come to know and believe in Him through the word of the apostles! Jesus mission would succeed: He would die and be raised. He would send out the Holy Spirit. The apostles […]

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John 17:17-19 Sanctification, unity of faith and practice (one-ness of believers), and glorification of the believer are one sweep of the Master Artist’s brush on the canvas of spiritual life. They are each distinct colors in themselves, but none complete by themselves. Each is also a color that blends in the arc of the Master’s […]

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