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Long-Tempered

Long-Tempered

I used to have my own definitions of longsuffering and patience. Longsuffering was putting up with something, and patience was putting up with nothing. The one was expressed in “I wish I didn... Read More »

Ephesians 4:1-16

Introduction Ephesians 4:1-16: Paul encourages the followers of Christ in Ephesus to live in unity and to serve and strengthen the whole body of Christ, the church, by using the special gifts the Holy... Read More »

April 26 – Forsaken

April 26 – Forsaken

Psalm 46:1 ESV / To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 37:27-29 ESV / Turn away from evil and do... Read More »

CONTENTMENT

CONTENTMENT

What would you have, O my soul! to make you content? You have much in hand, and more in hope. You have the comforts of life, and the means of salvation; the word preached and the sacraments dispensed;... Read More »

Loving Rebukes -Pt.2

Loving Rebukes -Pt.2

Eliza Brown was naturally proud and high-minded, and thought only of her figure and personal attractions. Being brought to know the Lord — for a time she walked wisely, and was happy in God. But she g... Read More »

Ephesians 3:1-21

Introduction Ephesians 3:1-21: Paul says that Jesus called him specifically for the purpose of ministering to the Gentiles-people who are not Jewish. He says that the Holy Spirit reveals that all peop... Read More »

April 25 – Needy

April 25 – Needy

Proverbs 19:17 ESV / Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed. Luke 12:33 ESV / Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with money... Read More »

Plucking Feathers

Plucking Feathers

In my childhood farmyard in Pleasant Hill, New York, we always had an abundance of chickens roaming around looking for worms and bugs, scratching the ground for seeds, and generally living an easygoin... Read More »

Grace to keep on Loving

Grace to keep on Loving

In one of the most powerful and poetic chapters of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, the apostle Paul describes the sort of love Christians are meant to embody: “Love suffers long and is kind; love does no... Read More »

Ephesians 2:1-22

Introduction Ephesians 2:1-22: Paul describes his mission to bring the good news to the Gentiles, and he prays that the power of Christ will be at work in the church to help its members do amazing thi... Read More »

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