Monthly Archives: July 2017

Seeds

July 20 “A man sowed good seed in his field. But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away.” (from Matthew 13:24-25) While on this “gardening” theme, I wanted to follow-up on … Continue reading

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The New You, Nurtured

July 19 “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (Prov. 4:23) I enjoy gardening. There is something satisfying in bringing living things from the earth (and enjoying the fruits of those labors). I … Continue reading

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Seed of Life

July 18 “…Our inner self is being renewed day by day.” (2 Corinthians 4:16) Before we move on from this topic of our personal renewal – I wanted to give you one more picture that could be helpful in understanding … Continue reading

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Renewal…

July 17 I really need to clarify an obvious objection to what we have been discussing… God’s work in us can certainly seem like a gradual work – so when we hear someone declaring God’s immediate work in us… it … Continue reading

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Getting “in Character”

July 16 “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ…” (from Romans 13:14) Today, I wanted to follow up on the thoughts from yesterday’s post. This is really too important an issue to treat as a passing thought. Yesterday, we talked about … Continue reading

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The Dress-up Box

July 15 “Put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision to indulge your evil desires.” (Romans 13:14) We have a box in our basement that doesn’t get used much anymore. But many years ago, when our children were … Continue reading

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Useful for the Now

July 14 “Put off your old self… and put on the new self…” (from Eph. 4:22-24) When it comes to our relationship with God, it is so important to have the right mindset. At the heart of the gospel message … Continue reading

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A God of Immediacy; part 3 Old vs. New

July 13 “Behold, I make all things new.” (from Revelation 21:5) We have been talking about how the Bible has revealed God to be a God of immediacy. He is not a God of gradual processes. When He acts, His … Continue reading

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A God of Immediacy; part 2

July 12 “And God said… And it was so.” (Genesis 1) God has revealed Himself, in the Bible, to be a God of immediacy. This changes everything. We are not now constantly waiting for God to fix us or complete … Continue reading

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A God of Immediacy

July 11 “And God said… And it was so.” (Genesis 1) “Jesus said to (the blind man), ‘Go your way; your faith has made you well.’ And immediately he received his sight…” (from Mark 10:52) At the risk of estranging … Continue reading

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