May 24: “The Church, a Place Where We Were Meant to Thrive”

5 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 4:1–6:23 John 13:31–14:14 Psalm 119:17-32 Proverbs 15:31-32 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): John 13:34-35 (CSB): “I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you […]

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Called to Proclaim Truth

Periodically, I write a post or say something in a sermon or lecture that makes people uncomfortable. Actually, it may happen a little more frequently than “periodically.” That is a natural result of me doing what God has called me to do. As a pastor and as a truth-teller, I am required to speak God’s […]

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Grace and Truth

One of the books I am currently reading is “Changes That Heal.” I am really enjoying it and may recommend it after I have completed it. I came across a paragraph that I had to share. It reveals the problem in so many of our churches. Instead of being places of truth (calling people to […]

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Qualities of nobility

DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 17:1-29  John 19:23-42  Psalm 119:129-152  Proverbs 16:12-13 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Proverbs 16:13 “Righteous lips are a king’s delight, and he loves one who speaks honestly.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In our Verse for Today, Solomon is speaking about the ideal. He is presenting a best case scenario where a […]

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The truth will set you free

DAILY BIBLE READING:1 Samuel 18:5–19:24 John 8:31-59 Psalm 112:1-10 Proverbs 15:12-14BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:John 8:31-32 (ESV) “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’”REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):Freedom! We love that word. […]

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Are we under God’s authority?

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Numbers 22:21-23:30 Luke 1:57-80 Psalm 58:1-11 Proverbs 11:12-13 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Numbers 22:38 “Balaam replied, ‘Look, now I have come, but I have no power to say whatever I want. I will speak only the message that God puts in my mouth.’” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): In Numbers 22, the […]

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