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    Do you take this man?

    And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. Deuteronomy 30:6 Circumcision is a covenant. It is a sacrifice of flesh; putting away the old man. It involves the shedding of blood…

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    Shout it Out!

    To present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. Ephesians 5:27 The commercial from 1975 asked, “what would you do for a really tough stain?” A woman replied, “I would Shout it Out!” Shout it out is a heavy-duty stain remover.…

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    An Offering by Fire

    I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. Romans 12:1 There are five Levitical offerings commanded by God in the Old Testament: The Burnt Offering, The Meat Offering, The Peace Offering, The Sin Offering, and The…

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    A Tale of Two Cities

    And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. Mark 3:25 Abraham Lincoln quoted Mark 3:25 during a speech in 1858. He was basically saying, there is no compromise! You need to choose a side, freedom or slavery. Elijah said to the people, “How long will you waver between two…

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    The Miracle Minute

    “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.” Acts 2:17 Some people do not believe in miracles, but we are all a part of one big miracle. Look…

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    Right-Hand Man

    “Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy.” Exodus 15:6 On May 30th we celebrated “Ascension Day” (Acts:1). This supernatural event happened 40 days after Jesus’ resurrection – the day Jesus departed from the earth and entered the presence of God;…

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    Are we there yet?

    He hath made everything beautiful in his time: also, he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 God’s creation is perfect. It’s fascinating to watch a caterpillar go through the stages to become a…

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    Tough Love

    Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8 Merriam Webster defines, “tough love,” as an affectionate concern expressed in a disciplinary manner to promote responsible behavior. We use the term, “tough love,” because it is hard to love at times. As the family of…

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    It is Finished!

    When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 (NIV) Tetelestai (τετέλεσται), is a Greek word that means “Finished.” It is also known as a word that was stamped on tax receipts indicating, “paid in full.” When Jesus said, “It is finished,” He was…

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    Show and Tell

    If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. John 13:14 Jesus love is something of a mystery. We can strive to learn how to love like He loves, but we can never out love the Lord. Agape love “charity” is a love that is freely given.…