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Scripture Response

The Holy Bible is unlike any other book. In short, because it’s more than just a book, it is the inspired words of God which do more than just sitting on a page. I have read a piece of text and then years later read the same piece of text again and I learn something new. Let us reflect on His word together.

Temptation

“Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.”‭‭James‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/jas.1.13.esv Temptation looks different for each of us. It will also change as we age and mature. Things that I struggle with aren’t necessarily the same things […]

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Training

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭22:6‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/pro.22.6.esv Today’s verse is timely, as they all often are, because today is my youngest daughters birthday. In many ways she and I are a lot alike. This makes me happy and worries […]

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What we need

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/rom.15.13.esv Two things speak to me from today’s verse. First, that our hearts would be filled with all joy and peace in believing. I find that […]

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On our hearts

“I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭119:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/psa.119.11.esv There’s not really more to say about this. If His word fills our hearts then there’s not much room left for sin to take hold. While reading His word daily is a good first step, I know […]

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Worthy

““Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.””‭‭Revelation‬ ‭4:11‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/rev.4.11.esv Our God in Heaven is worthy of praise always. No matter whether we feel like it or not. No matter whether we’re moved by a […]

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The building and the dweller

“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/1co.3.16.esv This verse calls me to remember two things. First, God’s Spirit dwells within me. This means that wherever I go and whatever I face, God is there with me through it all. The church is not […]

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Perfected in weakness

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/2co.12.9.esv For several years now I’ve been on a journey, several actually. One […]

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Pushing back

www.bible.com/bible/59/jhn.1.5.esv When you walk into a dark room and flip on the light switch, light immediately floods the room. There’s no delay, there’s no struggle for the light to push against the dark … the darkness is obliterated, it immediately yields to the light. There a saying, all that evil needs is for good men […]

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God given

www.bible.com/stories/660 Have you ever looked back and wondered how you made it through something that seems impossible? From one side of the struggle, it seems impossible to make it through the loss of a parent or a child, but somehow you did. Or could you ever imagine that you’ll function on only a few hours […]

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A good Father

www.bible.com/bible/59/psa.103.13.esv Father, the word itself invokes different images and emotions for different people. Indeed the same person could have a different response depending upon where they are in life. As a child I knew my father loved me. There were times I’m sure he thought I was weird due to my love of Star Trek […]

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