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Comments from Colossians (1:19-20)

For God in all his fullness was pleased to live in Christ, and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross. (Colossians 1:19-20; New Living Translation) Reconciliation. … Continue reading

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Comments from Colossians (1:11-14)

“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 15 – Jesus Questions

“If you do good only to those who do good to you, is that so wonderful? Even sinners do that much!” (Luke 6:33) Tolerance is not enough. Culture has spat in our eye for a long while, accusing Christians of intolerance … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 3 – Jesus Questions

“Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” (John 8:10) She dodged a bullet that day, by the skin of her teeth.The men noted that “Moses commanded us to stone such women” (v.5) They had already humiliated … Continue reading

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The Grace Memo

“Grace is given so that it can be lived. That was the memo the elder brother of the prodigal son missed.” (Laurie Short, Finding Faith in the Dark, p.151) Laurie Short drives it home. Grace comes as both a gift … Continue reading

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Lent – Day 17 – Reflections Through Romans

“There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” (Romans 8:1) Guilt and shame are our constant companions — guilt for what we have done; shame for what we have become. Guilt usually relates to our actions; shame … Continue reading

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40 Days in Mark’s Gospel – Day 4

Mark 2:10  “The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” The paralytic surely felt helpless. He needed four men to carry him to Jesus. He couldn’t get there on his own. Then they found the house jammed … Continue reading

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