Category Archives: Repentance

A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 4

Everything about the ministry of Jesus reflects the Kingdom of God. That means everything about the ministry of the church should also reflect the Kingdom of God. The church is to be an outpost of the Kingdom. That means our … Continue reading

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A New Day: New Jerusalem, Part 3

In that day the branch of the Lord shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and honor of the survivors of Israel. And he who is left in Zion and remains in … Continue reading

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A New Day: My Eyes Have Seen the King, Part 5

But here is the beautiful part of this story from Isaiah 6: God makes it possible for Isaiah to be made clean. He makes it possible for the man of unclean lips to be purified. Because the most important question … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Lord Has a Day, Part 4

So is the coming Day a good day or a bad day? It all depends on whether you’re part of God’s repentant remnant. For those who turn away from their idols and put their trust in God and His Messiah, … Continue reading

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The Gospel According to Genesis: A God Who Makes Promises, Part 2

There are a couple of important points to make about the flood story:  The flood account reveals God’s wrath against sin.  The flood story makes clear that God’s wrath is kindled because of sin. We’re reminded of the foundational truth … Continue reading

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The Call is Constant: The Symmetry of Grace

Jesus calls us to a deeply devoted, transformative type of following, one that is ultimately expressed in agape love for God and others. Of course, that doesn’t mean there won’t be bumps along the way. Simon Peter knows this well. … Continue reading

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The Story: A Father Who Runs

A Father Who Runs – Luke 15:11-32 Luke 15 – Three parables or stories Jesus tells; Parables of Joy V1 – Pharisees complain that Jesus is eating with “sinners.” In the ancient world, breaking bread was a sign of full … Continue reading

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Revelation 9

Reading for Thursday, Nov 22: Revelation 9 First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! Since it’s the holiday, I’ll keep it brief today. Chapter 9 continues to describe the terrors that befall the earth at the blast of the angelic trumpets. Interpretation … Continue reading

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Revelation 3

Reading for Wednesday, Nov 14: Revelation 3 John continues with these letters to the seven churches: Sardis – This is a hard message: “You have the reputation of being alive, but you are dead,” (v1). All is not as it … Continue reading

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Revelation 2

Reading for Tuesday, Nov 13: Revelation 2 With this chapter, John moves us to Jesus’ seven letters to the churches of Asia. It is an intriguing thought: what would Jesus say in correspondence with us? Would He have words of … Continue reading

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