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No Higher Than I Ought to Think

I watched a documentary a few years back on the real Band of Brothers. One soldier humbly stated he only did what others would have done. That statement really stuck with me. His “the greatest generation” must have all been imbued … Continue reading

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Hanging Tough–Part 2 (Romans 5:1-5)

How does one hope against hope? (Romans 4:18) This is being in a hopeless situation yet hoping all the more. Well it’s not done in our own power. It’s only possible if at peace with God, standing firmly on his … Continue reading

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But for the Grace of God…

If you know or don’t know the right thing to do, and do the wrong thing, God will judge you. In the case of the Gentiles, all they knew (or sensed) about God was that he was the creator (Romans … Continue reading

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Requisites for Success–Ephesians 3

Here’s (vv. 2-13) perhaps the longest parenthetical in the Bible. Twelve verses long, bookended by “for this reason.” This digression leads us into some significant spiritual truths. At the time, the inclusion of the Gentiles in God’s plan was big … Continue reading

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Above My Pay Grade–Ephesians 1:1-14

In the business world the saying goes, “What have you done for me lately?” Here in Ephesians 1, Paul lists what Christ has done for us previously, what he’s doing for us presently, and what he intends to do for … Continue reading

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Farm Team

12 Through Silvanus, our faithful brother (for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, exhorting and testifying that this is the true grace of God. Stand firm in it! 13 She who is in Babylon, chosen together … Continue reading

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Breaking Gifts Down

10 As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; … Continue reading

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