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Selfless, not self-centered

Studying in the book of Philippians we see the antithesis of a supremacy philosophy, unless it is specifically the supremacy of Christ.

Paul said this in his letter

“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, […]

Finished, forgotten and forgiven

Tomorrow’s Sunday school lesson –

“…I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin. Hebrews 10:16-18

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Learning from a sunflower

Another quote from George Whitefield:

“I think it is said of a sunflower, though I question whether it will always hold true, that it turns to the sun; I am sure it is true of the Redeemer’s flowers that grow in His garden, they not only look to the sun, but they find fresh life, […]

The Mystery of God

A couple of quotes from a new book I picked up, “The Mystery of God” by Stephen Boyer and Christopher Hall.

“Theology is not simply a set of truths to believe; it is a path to walk, or a living vision to pursue – and a vision always pursued in the awareness that God is […]

A Study in Truth

My thoughts prior to teaching on 1 John 2:18-29 in Sunday School. […]

Morning by morning

The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.

These words come from Jeremiah, in his book of Lamentations. They have been used as the basis for at least one great hymn and a couple of contemporary worship choruses. They […]

More peace – abundant peace

Remember Isaiah quoted God as saying “There is no peace for the wicked” and Paul said that “He (Jesus) himself is our peace”.

The Psalmist follows these same lines in Psalm 37, and even manages to provide a concept Jesus will use in one of His sermons recorded in Matthew. In Psalm 37:10-11 we read […]

God meant it for good

Wow. What a powerful concept. In its original context, Joseph is speaking with his brothers. You may know the story. If not, here’s a brief recap.

Joseph was the 11th son of Jacob (otherwise know as Israel). He was pretty much hated by his older brothers, because he was Jacob’s favorite. They talked about killing […]

Acknowledgements

Credit. We all want it. It’s a pride thing, isn’t it? If we do something notable, don’t we want people to know about it? I know I certainly do, and I especially don’t want somebody else to get credit for something I’ve done.

In my bible reading this morning (Matthew 9 and 10), I read […]

I Will...

I’m working on a personal Bible study. Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Psalms, and noticed a lot of recurring themes and phrases. One of them that has taken me is “I will”. It comes from at least two different perspectives, that of the psalmist, saying what […]