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Transformation #5—Fearful Transformation

Evil individuals are rebellious to the core. They do not fear God, for they are too proud. The words of their mouths are treacherous and troubling; they never consider doing good … How happy is the person who fears Yahweh, who takes great delight in obeying his commands. Psalm 36:1–3; 112:1 Fearing God will transform … Continue reading

Success #1—Gracious Success

The idea of “success” is often on our minds at the beginning of the year. So let’s spend a few weeks considering some of what God has to say about success, particularly about the fact that we won’t be successful if we don’t act. Paralysis is not always a physical condition. Sometimes we are paralyzed … Continue reading

Grateful Imitation

Just before the Passover feast, Jesus knew that his time had come to depart from this world to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now loved them to the very end. … Jesus knew that the Father had handed all things over to him, and that he had come … Continue reading

Humility #4—Humble Graciousness

Clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety upon him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:5–7 Fear and arrogance … Continue reading

Christmas Infinities

I am the door; those who enter through me will be kept safe, and will go in and out and find sustenance … I came that they may have infinitely more than the necessities of life. John 10:9–10 What do Ebenezer Scrooge, George Bailey, Jack Campbell and Sidney Milburn have in common? They are all … Continue reading

Freedom #11 — Serving in Freedom

You were called to freedom, only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for self-centered action, but through. love, serve one another. Galatians 5:13 It is good to be free. Many of us think highly enough of freedom to expend ourselves securing and preserving it for others as well as ourselves. Our desire is … Continue reading

Holiness #6 — Fearless Holiness

God has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of David his servant … to grant us that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear, in dedication and righteousness before him all our days. Luke 1:69–75 Free from fear! Every day, free from fear! … Continue reading

Help #1 – Holy Help

“Help! I need somebody. Help! Not just anybody. Help! Y’know I need someone to HELP!” “The salvation of the righteous is from the Eternal. He is their strength in time of trouble, and he helps them, and delivers them … from the wicked, and saves them, because they take refuge in him.” “God is our … Continue reading

God’s Awareness #7 – Bifocal Vision

A warrior is not delivered by great strength. A horse is a false hope for victory. … Behold, the eye of the Eternal is on those who fear him, on those who hope for his extravagant kindness. Psalm 33:16-18 Strong and valiant warriors went down to glorious defeat at Thermopolae. Courageous and well-trained horses were … Continue reading

Christian Freedom #4 — Freedom From Fear

What then shall we say to these truths of God’s sovereign work? We say, if God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how will he not also with him freely give us all things? Romans 8:31-32 Freedom from fear … Continue reading