Category Archives: the Gift of Jesus

Prayer 101… The Lord’s Prayer; part 5

January 29 “And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12) It is fascinating to note that effective prayer is so closely tied to our relationships with other people. As we study the Scriptures, one … Continue reading

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Real Change; Pt. 2

January 4 “…Be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” (Romans 12:2) Yesterday, we began to talk about the challenge of change. How it comes down to two basic options… To do the work ourselves, or to have Someone else … Continue reading

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Real Change

January 3 “…Be transformed by the renewal of your mind…” (Romans 12:2)     This talk of resolutions has got me thinking. What we are really wanting is change. We want to be transformed… from what we are to what … Continue reading

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Why Be A Christian? Purpose for Living 3

December 31 “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time – to show us His grace … Continue reading

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Why Be A Christian? Purpose for Living 2

December 30 “For God saved us and called us to live a holy life. He did this, not because we deserved it, but because that was His plan from before the beginning of time – to show us His grace … Continue reading

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Why Be a Christian?.. Why am I here?

December 28 “Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ…” (from Eph. 1:4) It is our identity that defines our reason for existence. Why we are here must flow from who we are – … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name? Pt. 2

December 25 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call Him Immanuel…And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (from Isaiah 7:14; 9:6) Yesterday, we began talking about the … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

December 24 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son and will call Him Immanuel…And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (from Isaiah 7:14; 9:6) Back in Bible times, a name … Continue reading

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What Child is This?

December 23 “And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” (The angel – Luke 2:12) I remember when my first child was born. Through the wonder … Continue reading

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The Unseen in the Christmas Story

  December 22 Today, I want to talk about all the people who were never mentioned in the Christmas story – yet, when we think about it… they are so integral in the message of Christmas. I’m talking about all … Continue reading

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