Still Learning Lessons from Grandma

Still Learning Lessons from Grandma I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 2 Timothy 1:5 My brother and I recently traveled to help our father and stepmother prepare for...

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May We Be Useful

May We Be Useful Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.  2 Timothy 4:11 Paul and Barnabas parted ways in Antioch over whether to take Mark with them on their next journey.  Mark had previously abandoned them and was now the source...

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Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers

Tomorrow’s Teachers and Preachers Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 Hannah vowed that if the Lord gave her a son that she would offer him to the...

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The Main Thing

The Main Thing For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.  1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Though I have read the words many times before,...

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To Whom Shall We Go?

To Whom Shall We Go? After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.  So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”  Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”  John 6:66-68 Peter’s words in...

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Hope for Eternity

Hope for Eternity But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this...

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In Person for One Another

In Person for One Another But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face, because we wanted to come to you—I, Paul, again and again—but Satan...

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Like a Mother and a Father

Like a Mother and a Father For you remember, brothers, our labor and toil: we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you, while we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.  You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our conduct toward...

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Blest Be the Ties That Binds

Blest Be the Ties That Binds For you yourselves know, brothers, that our coming to you was not in vain.  But though we had already suffered and been shamefully treated at Philippi, as you know, we had boldness in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in the midst of much conflict.  For our...

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