Monthly Archives: November 2018

The Gift of Our Selves

November 30 “I appeal to you… to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship…” (Romans 12:1) It seems that the only thing that we can give to the God Who … Continue reading

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What do you give to God, Pt. 2

November 28 “The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: To do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Micah 6:8) Today’s verse is from one … Continue reading

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What do you give to the God Who has everything?

November 26 “…this is what The LORD requires of you…” (from Micah 6:8) We have just passed Thanksgiving… and that means that our thoughts are now turning towards Christmas (although many stores have been trying to “turn our thoughts” since … Continue reading

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Thankfulness

November 22 Thanksgiving is a wonderful time. Fall colors. An overabundance of great food. Family. Friends. And time to reflect on things for which we are thankful. Just the other day, I came across a wall-hanging that said: Of course … Continue reading

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To BE or not to BE

November 14 The New Testament paints a glorious picture of God’s handiwork accomplished through Christ. It speaks of what God has made us to be – so that He can live in us, and work through us, to draw the … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do, pt. 5 – Faith to BE

November 13 The gospel message is that Jesus came to do everything necessary to make us vessels suitable for divine habitation. He came to deal (completely) with our sinfulness – and with everything that sin had done to effect our … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do, pt. 4 – The Whole Point

November 12 “For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…” (Eph. 2:10) We have been talking about being vs. doing – and the vital importance of seeing ourselves in light of God’s provision, through the … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do; pt. 3 – The Futility of Doing

November 9 “I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing…” (Romans 7:19) We have been talking about the importance of “being” rather than “doing.” Jesus came to … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do; pt. 2 – BE God’s Temple

November 6 “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Corinthians 3:16) God calls us to a life of “being,” not doing. He is not looking for … Continue reading

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Be vs. Do

November 5 The very foundation of true Christianity involves a remarkable identity change for us who have embraced Jesus and what He has done for us. The New Testament is replete with polar contrasts… what we were (before Jesus) and … Continue reading

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