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The Source

Sunday, May 24

This quotation is a good follow up to Diane’s thoughts in yesterday’s blog. “The most important point in dealing with sanctification is to recognize the source. 275 more words

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Sage or Fool

Saturday, May 23

Knowledge and wisdom are main themes of both Psalms and Proverbs. They are not synonymous; they are significantly different. Knowledge is the accumulation of facts. 309 more words

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The Gift and the Giver

Friday, May 22

The following is a contribution of Diane Elliot, a member of my church.

The Focus of My Prayers
The blessing . . . 26 more words

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A Piece of Heaven

Thursday, May 21

Paul mentions the “firstfruits of the Spirit” in Rom.8:23. The term “firstfruits” is used a number of times in the New Testament, with a variety of nuances. 183 more words

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Groan! Groan!

Wednesday, May 20

Romans 8:26 is an interesting verse and difficult to understand. “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” The Greek word for “groans” has shades of meaning—sighs, murmurs, as well as groans—a little confusing. 292 more words

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Pangs of Childbirth

Tuesday, May 19

“We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” Rom. 8:22. 112 more words

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Petting Sheep

Monday, May 18

“Elders should be tending the flock, not petting the sheep.” You won’t find this statement in the Bible, but the message is. Paul tells Timothy: “Preach the Word . 325 more words

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