Tag Archives: faith

God’s pleasing will for us

Romans 12:1–21 I had a fear as a teenager that made it hard to follow Jesus. At the root of my fear was a lack of trust. I was afraid that if I told Jesus he could be my Lord … Continue reading

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The faith of life

Hebrews 11:1–16 “God saved you by his grace when you believed,” it says in the NLT Bible. And in another translation, the ESV Bible, Paul says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith.” (Ephesians 2:8) One uses the … Continue reading

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Fragile and perplexed

2 Corinthians 4:1–10 A person I admire sent me an email this week. He said that when he was a young Christian he dreamed about having a great impact on the world. Then he grew up. Now his goal is … Continue reading

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The only thing you need

Isaiah 7:1–9 Isaiah wrote some of the most famous lines in the Bible. For example, Isaiah 11:6 – “In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf … Continue reading

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Are you a salty disciple?

Luke 14:25–35 Salt. Such a simple word. Such a simple condiment. Salt is essential for life. It’s also an essential nutrient for human health. Common salt that you put on your food is mostly sodium chloride (NaCl). Salt is one … Continue reading

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Tyranny of circumstances

Philippians 4:4–9 Two months ago, Yuri and I left you and went on our sabbatical. When we left we didn’t know what to expect. We hoped we’d return safely, but we didn’t ‘know’ if we would get back. We also … Continue reading

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The warning from the desert

1 Corinthians 10:1–13 Paul is writing to the Corinthians with a warning. To illustrate the danger they are in, Paul reminds them of what happened to the Hebrews in the desert after God had rescued them from slavery. The Hebrews … Continue reading

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