It’s Nailed to the Cross

Colossians 2:13–15 (MEV): 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. …

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Suffering as a Privilege

1 Peter 4:12–13 (MEV): Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that is taking place among you to test you, as though some strange thing happened to you. But rejoice insofar as you share in Christ’s sufferings, so that you may rejoice and be glad also in the revelation of His glory. There …

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The Patient Suffering

1 Peter 4:1 (MEV): Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, Therefore. Peter is using all he has written before. That is, what Jesus has already done for us. He even tells us …

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Live as Servants of God

1 Peter 2:11 (MEV): Dearly beloved, I implore you as aliens and refugees, abstain from fleshly lusts, which wage war against the soul. Now comes the practical application again. This echoes Peter's introduction to this epistle where he calls his audience pilgrims or refugees. We are taking temporary shelter in this world, its economies, and …

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Purified by Obedience

1 Peter 1:22–23 (MEV): Since your souls have been purified by obedience to the truth through the Spirit unto a genuine brotherly love, love one another deeply with a pure heart, for you have been born again, not from perishable seed, but imperishable, through the word of God which lives and abides forever. Since your …

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Genesis 2:17: You Will Surely Die?

Genesis 2:17 (MEV): but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die." When you read that verse, what comes to mind? I offer, most who read the verse won't really take it at what is written. …

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The Eagles Will be Gathered Together

It was something said by Pastor Greg tonight (would love to link to video, but is near impossible.) He held his Bible up and said there were things in it he didn't understand. He said he understood much, and as he grew in wisdom, his understanding grew. Yet there were some things he didn't get. …

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A Parable for You Today

Matthew 25:1–13 (MEV): “Then the kingdom of heaven shall be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were wise and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them. But the wise took jars of oil with their …

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Good People

I have a question I would like to pose to you. I want you to answer it honestly. Do you think of yourself as a good person? Let's really examine what it means to be good. Remember, that Jesus told us that we really ought to judge... And do it correctly. John 7:24 (MEV): Do …

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