Monthly Archives: November 2019

Wrapped with Love

Christmas gifts are often wrapped with love and given to people close to you. Listen to what Jesus says in Matthew 5:43–48 about whom to love. Love your enemies. Love your neighbor—and your enemies! Jesus’ quote (“you have heard that … Continue reading

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“Getting Even—Or Not”

Have you seen a bumper sticker, “I don’t get mad, I get even”? Last decade a book was published with title, Don’t Get Mad: Get Even. Look at what Jesus says about revenge in Matthew 5:38–42. Do not get even! … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises

What is your reaction when you hear a promise that is prefaced by, “If I am elected, I shall…”? In Matthew 5:33–37 Jesus tells you what he thinks of promises casually made and lightly broken. What was said long ago? … Continue reading

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Commitment

You have all witnessed words something like this: A minister says, “Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the presence of God and these witnesses to join this man and this woman in holy matrimony.” The the couple speak: “I, … Continue reading

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Purity in Christ

If your trust is in Christ, you are united to him by faith. You have died with him and been raised with him. You are a new creation. Does that mean that you have conquered temptation and can check off … Continue reading

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