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  • The Goal Of The Church (1 Timothy 1:1-7)

    Paul, an emissary of Jesus the Anointed, commissioned by order of God our Savior and Jesus the Anointed, our living and certain hope, to you, Timothy, my true son in the faith. May the grace, mercy, and peace that come only from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ mark your life. As I said that […]

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  • Faith, Frailty and Miracles (John 4:46-54; John 5:1-17)

    John 4:46-54 As Jesus traveled to Cana (the village in Galilee where He transformed the water into fine wine), He was met by a government official from Herod’s court. This man had heard a rumor that Jesus had left Judea and was heading to Galilee, and he came in desperation begging for Jesus’ help because […]

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  • Sola Fide (Philippians 3:12-4:1)

    To borrow some words from James (Ja 1:2-4), Paul counted it all joy to live like Christ, to suffer like Christ, and even to die like Christ. Anything it took to be like Christ and to rise from death like Christ – that’s what Paul had signed up for. His singular focus was to live […]

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  • Walking In War (Ephesians 6:10-20)

    “Finally, brothers and sisters, draw your strength and might from God. Put on the full armor of God to protect yourselves from the devil and his evil schemes. We’re not waging war against enemies of flesh and blood. No, this fight is against tyrants, against authorities, against supernatural powers and demon princes that slither in […]

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  • What is the Goal of the Church? (1 Timothy 1: 1-11)

    Paul, an emissary of Jesus the Anointed commissioned by order of God our Savior and Jesus the Anointed, our living and certain hope, to you, Timothy, my true son in the faith. May the grace, mercy, and peace that come only from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ mark your life. As I said that […]

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  • Living In Freedom (Galatians 4:8-5:1)

    Like most Greeks and Roman citizens, the Galatians  grew up worshiping the gods of the local pantheon. Three aspects of their worship provided a foundation from which they built an understanding about how people were supposed to relate to the divine.  Votive offerings. The people gave gifts to the gods who then gave them gifts. The […]

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  • Of Food and Freedom

    The Apostle Paul often used real-life situations to highlight the unchanging truths hidden beneath the surface.  In 1 Corinthians 8, Paul addresses an issue that, while not sinful on the surface, was still causing harm to members of this fledgling church. “Now let’s talk about food that has been sacrificed to idols. You think that […]

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  • Faith, Hope, and Love

    “You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. .. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.” 1 Thessalonians 5:4-10 “…remembering without […]

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  • Sovereignty and Prayer

    “Instead of making these great plans as if you have everything under control by your own power, you ought to say what you have been taught:  “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  – James 4 There are things we pray for already knowing God’s will.   Love, Joy, […]

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  • The Path to Peace

    James 4:4-5 “You have committed spiritual adultery against God!  Don’t you know that the love of this world’s pleasures is an act of hostility against God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the corruption of the world becomes an enemy of God.  Do you think that the Scripture was lying  about this, or […]

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