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Paul continues to wrap up his letter to the Philippians.  After spending much of the letter discussing the role of the Gospel in their lives, he is giving them practical steps in how to live our their faith. There are many things that we can think of and dwell on.  We have many distractions in our lives.   No matter what we encounter, God has things that He wants us to think and meditate on   Paul goes through these in Philippians 4:8-9. Fina»
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So far, Paul hasn’t said much about his imprisonment and his expectations for the future. However, in this week’s passage, he gives an indication that he sees the end in sight. You can see his thoughts in 2 Timothy 4:6-7: Earlier in the letter, Paul mentioned that he is in prison, something Timothy was surely aware of (2 Timothy 1:8, 12, 16, and 2:9). However, here he indicates that he feels his time on earth is about over. He must make sure»
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1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. I am reading an interesting book called The Presidents Club, that tells how living presidents interact with one another. Some faced each other in elections where cutting personal accusations were made. Some ran against the record of the past president, blaming him for policies that almost ruined the country. Some unders»
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         In light of the recent Valentine's day, I was hoping to pass along a word of encouragement to my brothers and sister in Christ from 1 Samuel 1:3-8:3 Year after year this man went up from his town to worship and sacrifice to the Lord Almighty at Shiloh, where Hophni and Phinehas, the two sons of Eli, were priests of the Lord. 4 Whenever the day came for Elkanah to sacrifice, he would give portions of the meat to his wife Peninnah and»
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Hebrews 5:7-9 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with loud cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him What comes to your mind when you picture Jesus? Stoic expression? Unflappable f»
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Luke 9:61-62 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.” Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.” William Borden was a young man who had a passion to make an impact for Jesus Christ. So, when God called him to ministry in China, he never hesitated. Borden was from a wealthy and privileged family. He was a graduate»
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In case you haven’t noticed, people are just not content these days. No matter how much money and possessions people have they still want more Contentment as defined by Easton’s Bible dictionary is, “a state of mind in which one’s desires are confined to their lot whatever it may be.” In other words, contentment is being satisfied in all circumstances.  To be content is to believe that what we have is sufficient and not to grumble and»
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The Fighter Verses focus on the character and worth of our great God, battling against our fleshly desires, and the hope of the Gospel. I am very excited about the next few weeks with the fighter verses.  Last week was probably one of the hardest for me so far (even though we are only in week 4) but the type spent on this passage was worth it.  Last week’s verse was Philippians 3:7-8 “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sa»
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A teen shares what he learned while helping a friend through depression.