May 15, 2021

Sometimes we need to pause.  Now is the time to un-pause.

Before you can make a horse run, you need to be able to stop the horse.  If you do not unpause when God tells you to move, you are stuck.  This is the time to step out, to stand.

“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”  Psalm 37:4.  Are you ready to be spoiled?

Do not be stuck in the wilderness like the Israelites.  Unpause.  It is time to move.

 

May 11, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:13- end

Faith in God Faith creates testimony.  Paul continued in his faith despite all his trials.  He knew he went through trials for a purpose. Do you really believe?  Have you stepped out in faith in obedience to God?  God raised Jesus from the dead.  There is nothing he can’t do.  We don’t need to know…

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May 8, 2021 1 Thessalonians 5:14

In everything, give thanks. The perfect standard is God.  We all have expectations of each other.  When they are not met, how do we respond?  The Pharisees started out with good expectations.  They were disappointed in Jesus because he came as a suffering servant instead of a conquering hero.  John the Baptist also had disappointments…

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May 4, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:6-11

A few reminders from Paul. God created the light to fill the physical world.  He can also fill you with light.  Light pushes back darkness.  The light should be coming out of us for others to see and give light of the knowledge of the glory of God. Paul may have also been reflecting on…

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May 1, 2021 Mark 2:8-3

Man was not made for the Sabbath, the Sabbath was made for man. Jesus was headed to Jerusalem looking for fruit, but all he found were leaves. People brought a man with a withered hand.  He showed them they had a withered heart.  It’s easy to say stretch out your hand, give it to Jesus,…

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April 27, 2021 2 Corinthians 4:1-4

How we need to do ministry. Paul is an example.  Our calling is the same as Paul’s, to preach God’s message to those around us.  Do not lose heart. His word will defend itself.  Just preach His word in love.  Don’t hide any of His word.  Live the Gospel honestly.  Preach a Gospel of integrity….

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April 20, 2021 2 Corinthians 3:11-18

The Veil of the Temple and over our eyes In Exodus 7-9, the heart of Pharaoh hardening is is like a veil being place in front of the eyes of those who choose not to follow God.  It is removed when we turn to God, just like the veil was rent in two upon Jesus’…

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April 17, 2021

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April 13, 2021 2 Corinthians 3:7-10

“Carried to the Table”- He carries us daily.  We have to ask and then let Him. Paul is comparing the two covenants- old and new.  He lived under both covenants.  The old show our inability to follow the law on our own.  It is a ministry of death.  The new covenant is grace and forgiveness…

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April 10, 2021 Mark 1:40-45

Why do we go to church?  To stir each other up and encourage one another. Leprosy is like sin in our lives.  Leprosy is a deadly, flesh eating disease.  That is what sin is doing to us. Go to Jesus with confidence.  He is waiting for us to come humbly to Him.  He will take…

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