Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Five Century Protest

Tuesday, October 31             Today is a day to remember.  Five centuries ago today Martin Luther posted his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg University Church.  We tend to think this as a … Continue reading

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Honoring the Saints

Monday, October 30                 Halloween is upon us.  Centuries ago Nov. 1 was set aside to honor the saints of the past.  The night before became a holy evening—“hallowed eve” or “Halloween.”  All Saints Day was followed by All Souls Day, … Continue reading

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Eternal Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, October 29      Jesus is talking to his disciples just before his crucifixion.  He told them (John 14:16) that he would send the Holy Spirit to dwell in them “forever.”  Does this mean that the Holy Spirit will … Continue reading

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The Greatest Idol

Saturday, October 28                       The Bible teaches us to esteem others higher than ourselves.  The reason that’s necessary is that we are just the opposite of that.  In whatever circumstance, … Continue reading

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Glorifying God

Friday, October 27                        “If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies.”  This thought by Robert Murray McCheyne intrigues … Continue reading

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How’re You Doing?

Thursday, October 26                A common thing when we greet one another is to say “How are you doing?”  Much of the time the answer is a perfunctory “fine.”  Maybe because I’m now 89, … Continue reading

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Friends

Wednesday, October 25                        John 15:13.  “Greater  love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.”  This was Jesus encouraging his disciples just a … Continue reading

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