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Full Maturity in the Word

 And he gave … teachers to equip the saints … until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to full maturity… (Ephesians 4:11-14) A nightmarish thought for parents is about some stranger luring their little children into danger by offering them candy.  At the same time, the thought… Read more

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Christian Stewardship

 “Stay dressed for action and keep your lamps burning, and be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from the wedding feast, so that they may open the door to him at once when he comes and knocks. (Luke 12:35-36) It is easy to get confused about the nature of Christian stewardship.  Our tendency… Read more

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We Came To Rome

There we found brothers and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so, we came to Rome. (Acts 28:14) In Acts 28 Luke writes about the final leg of Paul’s amazing journey.  After lengthy travel on various missionary treks; after a fateful trip to a hostile Jerusalem with two years of imprisonment; and after a… Read more

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Gifts of Grace

 For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.  For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function,  so we, though… Read more

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Going on a Diet

 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink.  Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.”  (Daniel 1:12-13) Morgan Spurlock, an independent filmmaker produced a cult classic movie in 2004… Read more

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Lutheran Confirmation

And Paul said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” (Acts 19:2) It is a common problem in our culture to make religion about feeling and experience with little regard for knowledge and understanding.  It goes without saying… Read more

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Aquila and Priscilla

After this Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.  And he found a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudius had commanded all the Jews to leave Rome. (Acts 18:1-2) Most people have little or no idea who Aquila and Priscilla were.  They are not the big-name characters in… Read more

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Gospel Focus

When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” (Acts 16:27-28) The drama in these two verses from the book of Acts… Read more

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Wait for the Lord

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14) Most of us are not very good at waiting. We want things to happen right now. We want to be able to establish the time and place when things are going to happen. We want to make things happen…. Read more

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Introducing the “Holy Family Time” Daily Devotional

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15) Have you been looking for… Read more

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