Infants & Children and the Word of God

You may wonder why we have children in our worship service at Grace through the Bible reading before the sermon. In Deuteronomy 29: 10-13, we find that even the children, the little ones, were to be in covenant with God: “All of you stand today before the LORD your God:...

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Devotional – “Good Desperation” (11 April 2018)

  “I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” – Psalm 121:1, 2 (ESV) We usually think that the words “good” and “desperation” don’t fit well together. That is generally our perception of...

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Devotional – “Rejoice!” (01 April 2018)

Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again, I will say, rejoice!” Joy is to be a permanent fixture in our biblical, Christian walk. Do we need to explain what joy is?  Not really. It is something most human beings have experienced to some extent and it is certainly something...

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Devotional – ‘No “Write-Offs”’ (18 March 2018)

“Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save, or his ear dull, that it cannot hear…” (Isaiah 59:1 ESV) Is there a person or group of people that have been so wicked, so stubbornly resistant to the Gospel, that we have considered them a “write-off”? These would...

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Devotional – ‘Who is in your sights?’ (11 March 2018)

“Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.” (John 12:2, NKJV) Derek Thomas, a few years back, told this story: “A dear, dear lady,...

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Devotional – ‘Pruning for Growth’ (04 March 2018)

John 15:1 “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” (ESV)   Listen to this from a letter that...

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Mnemonic Devices for Christian Living (MDCLs)

Lots of areas of life have mnemonic devices employing acronyms to help us remember important procedures, tasks, etc. I remember in my Army days using the SALUTE report: Size of the enemy formation, Activity they were engaged in, Location, Uniform they were wearing, Time of the sighting, and Equipment they...

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“Count it all joy”

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.  And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (James 1:2-4, ESV) Affliction and trial are some of...

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