Tag Archives: God

From Paycheck to Purpose

What makes your work meaningful for you? Is it the paycheck? Are you climbing the ladder? Is that enough for you or do you need more? What if you are retired? Does getting out of bed in the morning excite … Continue reading

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God’s Peculiar Preparation

When we think of Christmas preparations we usually think of trees and lights and tinsel and stuff. However, someone else prepared for the coming of Jesus. No, I am not talking about Mary or Joseph. I am talking about God. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

This past week we celebrated Thanksgiving. Yet, I wonder how often we really have given thanks. I mean, it is one thing to utter the simple, “Thank you.” It is quite another to truly give thanks. Do we even understand … Continue reading

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Faith, Grace, and Real Life – Forgiveness

“My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” Matthew 18:35 Words have power.  They do not have the power of magic, but the meanings of words … Continue reading

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Do You Live in the Love of God? (question 4)

Our final question that checks the reality of our faith is a different type of question.  The first questions all dealt with our attitudes and values: Is Heaven your home? Do you want godliness or painlessness from God? Are you … Continue reading

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Are you willing to look childish to become childlike? (question 3)

“Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 This week’s question is actually a challenge from our Lord Jesus. It isn’t just a question about … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Check How Real Our Faith Is (part 1)

For we walk by faith and not by sight – 2 Corinthians 5:7 For the next several weeks I want to think together about the reality of faith in the life of a believer.  Paul says that the regular life … Continue reading

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When You Have It All, Do You Have Anything?

Are we ever like the person who has everything and doesn’t realize what they have until it is gone? Have we, who have so much become so consumed with having that we no longer really believe that it is more … Continue reading

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Obey God Rather Than Men

The title of this post comes from the Apostle Peter.  When he was commanded to stop preaching in the name of Jesus he declared to the Pharisees he said, “We must obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29) When we … Continue reading

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Being A Man of God

I read this passage and it makes me think about what kind of man I am –  You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with someone weaker, since she is a woman; … Continue reading

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