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The Sacred Honor of Service

The world usually doesn’t use the words “honor” and “service” in the same breath. The world doesn’t like to serve, and often considers it a bother and a burden rather than an honor, when it must serve. Honor, the world … Continue reading

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SPIRITUAL MATURITY IS…

Over the past few weeks we’ve been considering growth, personal spiritual and corporate church. I’d like to wrap up this “binge” of articles on growth (at least for now) on a note of “outcomes” — what does spiritual maturity (mature … Continue reading

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It’s not just what you do…

Imagine an anniversary, in which a husband walks through the door with flowers, candy, and a card and tosses them casually on the couch where his wife is sitting and says, “Happy anniversary,” in a monotone. He does sort of … Continue reading

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God’s more excellent way— 1 Cor. 11-14

The Corinthian Christians had bought the world’s wisdom hook, line, and sinker and it was about to destroy the Lord’s church. In today’s reading, Paul continues to guide and direct them toward transformational living. The divine order — 1 Cor. … Continue reading

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When did we see you? — Matthew 23-25

Jesus is approaching the climax of His life and ministry — His sacrificial death on the cross. Up to this point He has been bold but careful — even so He has escaped a couple of times (Lk. 4:28-30, John … Continue reading

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You’re never too lost for God — Ezekiel 33-35

Well central New England received its first snowfall of the season — with more predicted for the weekend. Some of us are delighted, others of us are groaning at the anticipated work of snow removal; but it’s all a part … Continue reading

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