• Psalm 51:10-15 – King David’s Amazing Personal Renewal and Discipleship

    KEY: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a determined, prepared spirit within me. = Psalm 51:10 King David had a “heart according to God’s own heart” (Acts 13:22; I Samuel 13:13-14), a quality that endeared him to God – and now still endears David to all of us, too! David’s Godliness…

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  • Acts 2:22-41 = Peter’s Pointed, Passionate Message Pays Off

    KEY: “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” = Acts 2:36 In our walk with God by grace on earth, discipleship and renewal are essential themes.        When by grace we faithfully disciple others – discipling one another or new believers – we ourselves are renewed in grace and faith/faithfulness.       Then, being renewed in grace and faith/faithfulness…

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  • Proverbs 1:1-9 = Receive a “Garland of Grace” when you Listen to Your Mother

    KEY: Listen, my child, to your father’s instruction, and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.  They are a garland of grace on your head and an ornament to adorn your neck. = Proverbs 1:8-9 The Book of Proverbs in the Bible is super-loaded with intensely relevant, timeless wisdom.  Even in the first nine verses, major treasures of wisdom are poured…

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  • John 21:1-14 = Breakfast with the Risen Christ

    KEY: Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. = John 21:13 Welcome to Jesus’ awesome breakfast meeting with seven of the Apostles – Peter, Thomas, Nathaniel, James, John, and two others who are not named.  This was a spontaneous breakfast meeting that caught these Apostles by surprise.  It…

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  • What Is Natural Law?

    From a jail in Birmingham, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr. discussed civil disobedience, noting that “there are two kinds of laws: just and unjust” and that there is a “natural law” to which we are subject. He was right: We shouldn’t say we know right and wrong only because “the Bible says so.” Romans 2:15…

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