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THE LAW BRINGS KNOWLEDGE OF SIN

“What shall we say, then? Is the law sin? Certainly not! Indeed I would not have known what sin was except through the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had … more

SIN AND GRACE

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 6:23. MC Hammer, born Stanley Burrell, made an initial commitment to Christ … more

BE RECONCILED

“For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but … more

HE DIED FOR US

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8. On June 1, 2021, Wang Hongxu, age 35, a primary school … more

FAITH IS FLYING

“What does the Scripture say? "Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness." – Romans 4:3. Henri Nouwen, in his book “The Only Necessary Thing,” … more

Unity in Humility

Prayer:  Lord, I have given up my pride and turned away from my arrogance.  I am not concerned with great matters or with subjects too difficult for me.  Instead, I am content and at … more

BECOME CONSCIOUS OF SIN

“Therefore no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.” – Romans 3:20. In the early 1920's Major … more

HE IS FAITHFUL

“What if some did not have faith? Will their lack of faith nullify God's faithfulness?” – Romans 3:3. Christian author Philip Yancy writes: “I remember my first visit to Old … more

GOD DOES NOT SHOW FAVORITISM

“For God does not show favoritism.” – Romans 2:11. On September 3, 1957, nine Black students, known as the “Little Rock Nine”, arrived at the all … more

UNGRATEFUL TO THE LORD

“For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.” – Romans … more

LIVING A RIGHTEOUS LIFE

“For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: ‘The righteous will live by faith.’” … more

The Believer’s Contribution to Unity

Prayer:  Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3). God, help us to be all that You want us to be.  We are thankful beyond … more

USING YOUR GIFTS

“The first one came and said, 'Sir, your mina has earned ten more.' ‘Well done, my good servant!’ his master replied. ‘Because you have been trustworthy in a very small … more

KEEP ON PRAYING

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up.” – Luke 18:1. In the book “The Benedict Option”, Rod … more

FORGIVENESS

"If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, 'I repent,' forgive him." - Luke 17:4. During a late-September major league baseball game in … more

CARE FOR THE POOR

“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores.” – Luke … more

Christ’s Contribution to Unity

Prayer:  So, Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors, and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up … more

FINDING LOST TREASURE

“And when she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together and says, 'Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.'  In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the … more

GIVE HOSPITALITY

"Then Jesus said to his host, 'When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will … more

Going The Wrong Way

“I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.” – Luke 13:5. On October 25, 1964, playing in San Francisco, the Minnesota Vikings led 27-17 in the fourth … more
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