Making Faith my Own

Begging for a bit of indulgence to deviate slightly in order to demonstrate a life lesson. I met a young woman named Dinah this weekend. She was with an older friend and coworker named Byron. I had the opportunity to hear both of their testimonies before they were baptized. Dinah spoke of a sort of …

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Surely Goodness and Mercy

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me lie down in green pastures;He leads me beside still waters.He restores my soul;He leads me in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for You are with me;Your rod …

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Hang Up on the Hangups

Do not give place to the devil.Ephesians 4:27 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Paul is speaking of giving the enemy rights. He has no way to bother you unless you give him permission and grant him the right. What do I mean by right? This could trigger some uncomfortable …

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Lukewarm Christian?

I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of My mouth.Revelation 3:15–16 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Jesus is speaking to the church …

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Thump’m with Bible?

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonderful works …

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Your Song is More Beautiful

But none says, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night, who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of heaven?’Job 35:10–11 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Have you considered that God has taught you more than …

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Being Ready for Spiritual Warfare

Finally, my brothers, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.Ephesians 6:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) In my reading, it occurred to me that what we consider to be the epitome of preparation for spiritual warfare as being Paul's description of the armor we …

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It’s Nailed to the Cross

And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has resurrected together with Him, having forgiven you all sins. He blotted out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us and contrary to us, and He took it out of the way, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed …

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Go Your Way

A disciple named Ananias was in Damascus. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.”He said, “Here I am, Lord.”Acts 9:10 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) Here I am. There is no other way to answer the Lord when He calls, at least for those who love Him. …

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A Child is Born, a Son is Given

Here’s something that has occupied the spare processing cycles in my brain when the screen saver is active. In other words, there is something that I have been considering deeply. For unto us a child is born,unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be …

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