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VerseD: Psalm 30:5

For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 30:5, ESV

We begin under God’s wrath for our sin. Yet, in Christ’s atoning sacrifice we find His favor. What joy we find knowing we have been redeemed by our God.

This Sunday at Church: Email Sermon Notes to those who can’t make it to Service

I mean, this is one reason I blog my sermons. It was so parents and grandparents and a few others could hear/see/read them. Some of them have given up on technology or this world (passed away), but I still do it for the sake of the church and accountability.


The Domain for Truth

For this Sunday here’s what you can do: Email Sermon Notes to those who can’t make it to Service.

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VerseD: 1 Peter 3:13

Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?

1 Peter 3:13, ESV

We expect persecution and mocking if we follow Christ, but the worst they can do is kill us. If we die, we join Christ in glory.

VerseD: Matthew 5:7

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.”

Matthew 5:7, ESV

We remember the mercy God has shown us by offering His Son as propitiation for our sin.

How much should we now show mercy to others?

VerseD: 1 Corinthians 10:13

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.

1 Corinthians 10:13, ESV

In Christ, we have a God who understands our temptations, and He offers the help of His Holy Spirit and the Scriptures to escape and overcome.

VerseD: Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14 ESV

May our Lord, Creator, and Savior conform our minds to His as we seek Him (and even when we stray!)

VerseD: Matthew 28:19

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

Matthew 28:19, ESV

With the Authority of Christ with us, we have no reason to fear others, rather we should boldly proclaim the gospel to all.

Wow. 11 years.

WordPress just let me know that I started blogging 11 years ago.


There some interesting insights, as well.

  • Of over 43,000 views, a third of those were just from the past 2 years!
  • Of the 2,400 posts, half of those were just from the past 3 years!
  • I have almost hit 500 blogging subscribers. At least a third of those were from this past year or so. (I remember being at 365 at the end of 2020!)
  • I lost some e-mail subscribers, but I know several were elderly who either passed away or deleted their accounts (my wife’s grandmother deleted hers this past year.)
  • I used to be the most prolific commenter on my blog, but then I got to digitally know SlimJim. He is not a spammer, but he can talk like one! (Love you, brother!)
  • Of my top commenters, Anthony has dropped down, but he is the only one I have met in person! (Love you, too, brother!)
  • Jesse Walker started blogging on here, and his stuff is also great! (Also love you, too, brother!)

Thinking about how my theology has solidified over the past 11 years, the number of people I have come to know and friends made through this online medium, and some of the stories of people deepening their faith or even coming to faith – whether through this blog, Proverbial Thought, or the blogs of friends I have contributed to – it is humbling.

(Half of my Christian walk has been spent blogging. Huh.)

Thanks to everyone who has joined me on this wild ride.

Thanks especially to our Lord and Savior.

“Come now, let us reason together, says the Lord: though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red like crimson, they shall become like wool.”
Isaiah 1:18, ESV

In His Love,

Daniel M. Klem

VerseD: 1 Peter 5:10

And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

1 Peter 5:10, ESV

God sent His Son to die for us, yet He rose again. They send the Holy Spirit Empower us to suffer for His name’s sake.

He will raise us up, too.

VerseD: Psalm 139:13-14

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.

Psalm 139:13‭-‬14, ESV

Our God made us. He wrote our DNA and formed us. How much does He deserve our praise? Should we not want to strive to serve Him faithfully?