Category Archives: Repentance

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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Mark 6

Reading for Monday, Oct 15: Mark 6 After being rejected in Nazareth, Jesus gathers His disciples together and commissions them to go out in His name. V12 tells us the content of the message: they preach repentance. Remember, the first … Continue reading

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Mark 3

Reading for Wednesday, Oct 10: Mark 3 As Jesus continues His ministry, He heals people of a variety of infirmities, including demon possession. This is perhaps one of the clearest demonstrations of His power to wage war “in the heavenly … Continue reading

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2 Corinthians 7: Make Room In Your Hearts

Reading for Wednesday, Sept 26: 2 Cor 7 Paul does some pastoral work here in this chapter. He references his previous letter and some of the harsh words he had for the Corinthians. But he’s happy to have the relationship … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians 5

Reading for Friday, Aug 31: 1 Cor 5 1 Corinthians 5 is considered one of those “hard teachings” in the New Testament. Paul addresses one of the proofs of the lack of spiritual maturity among the Corinthian believers: “It is … Continue reading

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