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The Root of all Evil

9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. 1 TimothyContinue reading “The Root of all Evil”

The Spirit of God

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. Genesis 1:1-2 One of the most amazing things is that this same Spirit of God dwells within us andContinue reading “The Spirit of God”

Let Them Hear You

Moms & Dads out there: don’t be afraid to let your kids see and hear how you handle grown-up problems. They learn from watching how you do it. Not that you need to go round up the kids and sit them down and say, “Okay, kids, time to watch Mommy and Daddy fight about money….”Continue reading “Let Them Hear You”

God Has A Plan

My church was planning a Retreat this weekend focusing on the Holy Spirit. I was totally looking forward to this from the very beginning. I blocked the weekend off on my calendar months ago. Then – between bad weather, the coronavirus pandemic, and other worldly obligations – it turned out I was going to haveContinue reading “God Has A Plan”

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 There are six things that the Lord hates,    seven that are an abomination to him:17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,    and hands that shed innocent blood,18 a heart that devises wicked plans,    feet that make haste to run to evil,19 a false witness who breathes out lies,    and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6:16-19

Black History Month

In the USA, February is designated Black History Month. So in honor of Black History Month, let’s look at a Black prophet and teacher mentioned in Acts 13. 1 Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2 While they were worshipingContinue reading “Black History Month”

On My Reading List

“Grace is not opposed to effort, it is opposed to earning. Earning is an attitude. Effort is an action. Grace, you know, does not just have to do with forgiveness of sins alone.” Dallas Willard, The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship I don’t know anything about Dallas Willard. A Pastor from myContinue reading “On My Reading List”

Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

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