Be At Peace

“Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men.  If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” -Romans 12:17,18 Jesus came down from heaven to make peace.  Peace was the first message preached about him. The angels proclaimed...

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Celebrate Unity

“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is For brethren to dwell together in unity!” – Psalm 133:1 Unity. Peace. Today we yearn for unity and peace in our nation.  Those suffering starvation literally dream of their favorite meals–a cheeseburger, a slice of pizza, a juicy steak.  So we who are starved of...

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The Hard Prayer

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and...

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Help In High Places

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet...

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Greater Love

You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners,...

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Risky Business

This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. – John 15:12-14 Jesus, in different expressions, often repeated the greatest of the commandments.  Jesus...

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Remember to Remember

Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you. – Deuteronomy 32:7 “These words are the commissioning of Joshua who was to succeed Moses as the leader of the Israelite people.  Moses was about...

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At The Riverside

On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer...

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Changing Fortunes

This you know, that all those in Asia have turned away from me, among whom are Phygellus and Hermogenes. 2 Timothy 1:15 Paul was imprisoned again in Rome and he expected to be executed (2 Timothy 4:6). The Bible doesn’t tell us the details, but it seems that after Paul...

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Here Am I!

In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two...

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