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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

Our sin is an utter offense to God, understandably made angry by it.

Yet, through the work of Christ, our gracious God forgives us and lifts us up.

VerseD: Acts 3:19

Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out
Acts 3:19, ESV

The Father loves us and invites us as we are, but He does not expect us to stay as we have been.

God expects us to change, to be transformed by the Holy Spirit to be more like His Son.

VerseD: Deuteronomy 6:4

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”
Deuteronomy 6:4, ESV

There is one God. Yes, He is three Persons, but only one Being, the only source of all being, and worthy of our worship.

From a Suggested Reading: The Need to See Scars

The Recovering Legalist

As I was sitting here in my study and reading a book that a church member gave me, I came across something I had to share…because I totally agree.

In his book Take the Dimness of My Soul Away, William A Ritter shares several sermons he delivered over the years following the suicide of his son. At the beginning of the third chapter entitled “Making It,” Ritter wrote something that mirrors my own philosophy of pastoral ministry.

When I read it just a couple of minutes ago, I knew I had to share it with you.

“We who follow Jesus need not hide our hurts. Not all wounds need covering. Even in the pulpit. Especially in the pulpit. People need to know that even preachers have been through some wars and accumulated some scars. But they also need to know where and how healing is taking place.” p. 38

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VerseD: James 4:17

So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.
James 4:17, ESV

Are you loving your neighbor?

Do you simply pass by the person in need or simply respond “I’ll pray for you” instead of helping when able?

Jesus was inconvenienced by the cross. We can at least change a tire, listen to a sad story, and be a little late sometimes.

To not may be sin.

VerseD: Philippians 2:5

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus
Philippians 2:5, ESV

We were made to imitate God, who is loving, compassionate, and willing to serve and help anyone.

This Sunday at Church: Give Financially to the Church

And notice how much this does NOT say to give …
Daniel

The Domain for Truth

This Sunday at Church I want to encourage you to do the following: Give Financially to the Church.

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