Some Context for John 6

Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heights; You have done great deeds; O God, who is like You?You who have shown me great distresses and troubles will revive me again,and will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. You will increase my greatness, and You will encircle and comfort me.Psalm 71:19–21 …

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Why do Really Bad Things Happen? Could God Stop Them?

They have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command them, nor did it come into My heart.Jeremiah 7:31 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) There is something God …

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Judgy Christians Judging Angels?

Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to the law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? If the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall …

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Why Does the Past Hurt?

Love suffers long and is kind; love envies not; love flaunts not itself and is not puffed up, does not behave itself improperly, seeks not its own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil; rejoices not in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all …

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Commanders and Servants aren’t Nothing

Then Joab came to the king in his house and said, “Today you have shamed the faces of all of your servants who saved your life today, as well as the lives of your sons and daughters, the lives of your wives, and the lives of your concubines, by loving those who hated you and …

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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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I Will Make a Case Before Your Eyes

Psalm 50:16–20 (MEV): But to the wicked God says:“What right have you to declare My statutes,or take My covenant in your mouth?You hate instruction, and cast My words behind you. When you see a thief, you are pleased, and have a share in those who commit adultery. You let loose your mouth to evil, and …

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Storm’s a’Comin’

The voice of the Lord is over the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is over many waters.Psalm 29:3 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) From our previous excursion, the mighty ones were giving praise and glory to God. Now, the mood of the psalm changes. Some of …

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Give to the Lord, O Mighty Ones

“Give to the Lord, O mighty ones,give to the Lord glory and strength.Give to the Lord all the glory due His name;worship the Lord in the beauty of His holiness.”Clay Hecocks – "His Holiness" I start with a paraphrase of a psalm turned into praise lyrics. This was something we used to sing in church …

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I am a Worm

But I am a worm, and not a man; a reproach of men and despised by the people.Psalm 22:6 — Modern English Version (Thinline Edition.; Lake Mary, FL: Passio, 2014) I love the psalms. For many reasons, yes I love them. There are gems like this verse that give a stark contrast to a fleeting …

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