Friday Meditation #11

25 But I think it is necessary to send back to you Epaphroditus, my brother, co-worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger, whom you sent to take care of my needs. 26 For he longs for all of you and is distressed because you heard he was ill. 27 Indeed he was ill, and almost died. But God had mercy on […]

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Living In Forgiveness

I’ve talked about the need for forgiveness in some previous blog posts, but I want to take a slightly different angle on forgiveness this time around. Forgiveness can be challenging. It can take some time to get to the place where we can forgive. Sometimes we avoid it because we have been hurt deeply. Other […]

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Living in Doxology

Doxology means to praise, usually through hymn or liturgy. The form of doxology we are most familiar with is The Doxology that we sing or recite sometimes during the church service. Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow; Praise Him, all creatures here below; Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host; Praise Father, Son, and Holy […]

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Friday Meditation #10

1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. 2 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. 3 Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. 4 Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks […]

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Don’t Live To Please Others

On some level, we all want to be liked. It might not be the driving force behind everything we do, but the accolades of others can heavily influence how we live our lives. I am inclined to think that most all of us care, at least a little, about what others think of us. If […]

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Pursuing Holiness

Holiness is a topic that churches need to talk about more. We talk pretty easily about church growth strategies, staffing issues, and discipleship and evangelism programming. We are quick to discuss the things that frustrate us or pass along a bit of gossip. What we don’t talk about often are strategies to help people pursue […]

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Friday Meditation #9

9 For these are rebellious people, deceitful children, children unwilling to listen to the Lord’s instruction. 10 They say to the seers, “See no more visions!” and to the prophets, “Give us no more visions of what is right! Tell us pleasant things, prophesy illusions. 11 Leave this way, get off this path, and stop confronting us with the Holy One of Israel!” […]

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