Topical Bible Reading for September

For our September topical Bible-Reading, I decided to focus on the Prayers from the Bible. As with the others, you have permission to print this out and use for your daily Bible Reading.  . 1. Philippians 1:2–6. Apostle Paul prays … Continued

Trust Our God of Mercy, Post #9

Post #9 Mercy is when God forgives us, rescues us from the messes we’ve made, and lovingly restores us.           In the past eight blog posts and continuing, I’m writing a series about God’s mercy. Although … Continued

May You Overflow With Hope

Topical Bible-Reading Plan for April:   You may print out this page and use it for your daily Bible reading. I compiled it for our church newsletter, The Focus.  Because Jesus lives, we have hope. Day 1. I Thess. 4:13-18. Hope that loved … Continued

Grace

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Because God is merciful, he extends grace to us. We are able to receive his grace only through faith in Jesus Christ. Grace is Jesus buying what we desperately need and then giving it to us as a gift. (see … Continued

Who is Righteous?

Have you ever wondered how God determines righteousness? How much right living does it take to be considered righteous? In one verse, it says “Be holy, for I am holy,” (1 Peter 1:15-16, quoting Lev.11:44-45). Whoa! Who can be as … Continued

Why is it so important to trust God?

I believe all the problems in the world stem from lack of trust in God. Do you think that’s too bold a statement? Think of it. Before sin, the Garden of Eden was beautiful—a perfect place to live. Adam and … Continued

Through the Valley

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     In a Christian’s spiritual walk, it is not unusual to go through a dark valley now and then. In fact, we need to as part of our growth. Whether this valley is grief, discouragement, illness, or some tragedy, … Continued

What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

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What does it mean to be a Christian? The world has a lot of ideas about Christians, but the title simply means “follower of Christ.” Those of us who believe what the Bible says about Jesus Christ want to follow … Continued

Transformation

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God wants to forgive and transform his rebellious children. Following is the fourth and last part of the parable, “The Runaway,” which is segment # 7 of Rescued by Mercy by Judith Vander Wege) When Lu Ann visited her daughter in the treatment center three weeks later, … Continued