Monthly Archives: May 2015

Bad News; Good News

Sunday, May 31 There is a very revealing statement in Acts 18:10. Paul had been in Corinth for just a short time and was discouraged by all the opposition he had faced, mostly by his own people, the Jews. Here … Continue reading

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In Good Hands, People

Saturday, May 30 “Hindsight is better than foresight.” We all recognize the truth of this old adage. The idea behind this is that if we had known what was coming, we could have avoided it. But there’s another aspect of … Continue reading

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Diane

Friday, May 29 Our weekly prayer meeting will be different today. We won’t have Diane. She passed away Tuesday. Despite the fact that she had been ailing a lot lately, it was a shock. The finality of death is still … Continue reading

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Love, Love, and More Love

Thursday, May 28 There are two Greek words translated “love’ in 1 Thes. 4:9. The first one in phileo, which is brotherly love, and the second one is agape, which is godly love, unconditional, unlimited, and undeserved. Paul commends the … Continue reading

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Feeding Our Will

Wednesday, May 27 From John Piper. “Our will does what our desires demand.” We’d like to think that our will is controlled by our beliefs, our rational thought processes, the revealed truth of God’s Word, or the prompting of the … Continue reading

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Imitators

Tuesday, May 26 People should be able to imitate us. Paul says in 1 Cor. 4:16 “Therefore I urge you to imitate me.” He makes similar statements in 1 Cor. 11:1, 1 Thes. 1:5-6, and Phil. 3:17. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Right Perspective

Monday, May 25 Paul tends to keep things in the right perspective. In 1 Thes. 3:7 he says: “Therefore, brothers, in all our distress and persecution we were encouraged about you because of your faith.” First of all, his focus … Continue reading

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