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Reflections

Today is a day to pause and reflect over our readings. John noted in our readings this week that if we were “walking in the Light” – that we would enjoy both fellowship with God’s people and with God. So, a very important question to reflect on is – “Am I walking in the Light?”

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Reflections to consider

Jesus knows that he is God. Yet he prepares himself to wash his disciples’ dirty, grimy, smelly, filthy feet and dry them off with a towel. He is willing to perform for his disciples a task that was so demeaning and degrading, the disciples wouldn’t do it for him, much less for one another. In

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1 John 2

There are a lot of people who claim they are in Jesus, but Jesus says the proof is in the walk! One who is a Christian is one who strives to pattern their lives after Jesus and His teachings. We must therefore model our lives after His life and we must adhere to what was

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1 John 1

In our reading we come to a better understanding of what grace is all about. For John declared that if we walk in the Light – that we have fellowship with one another and we have the gift of on going forgiveness. John makes it clear that walking in the Light doesn’t mean that we

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Titus 3

Paul when writing to Titus told him to remind the Christians that they were called to live at peace, as best they could, with the world around them. “Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be

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Titus 2

The grace of God teaches those who come to Him to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions. The quality of life demanded of one who is a Christian is revolutionary. Paul said that this was the quality of life that a Christian needed to live so that the grace of God could be extended

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Titus 1

Paul as he writes to Titus notes that he sent Titus to Crete to put everything in order. One of the core things that needed to be done to accomplish that was to appoint elders in every congregation. Key to the growth and stability of the Lord’s church is godly leadership! Thus Paul laid down

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Reflections

Today is a day to reflect over our readings. When I reflect back of am reminded of Paul’s words as he faced the end of his life. “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which

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Reflections to consider

“We often think of greatness in terms of accumulation and accomplishment. The people we tend to call great are people who either have a lot or they’ve done a lot. We equate greatness with success. The measuring sticks we use are how big, how much, or how many. If that’s the criteria, few of us

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2 Timothy 4

Paul declared: “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  These are the words I pray each of us will be able to proclaim when we come to the end of our lives! Paul said that he “fought the good fight.” It is important that we never

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2 Timothy 3

I have always been struck by what Paul warned Timothy of in this text – that there will people who have the form of godliness but deny its power. (Tex Williams said this about those people that I think is worth repeating) “They have a form of godliness. In other words, he is saying that

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2 Timothy 2

Paul notes in our reading that in a house there are all kinds of articles. Some are clean and some are not. Paul was comparing members of the church to different kinds of vessels. This is a lesson for all Christians. If they are going to be God’s children, protected and owned by God, they

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2 Timothy 1

As we read this letter from Paul we need to keep in mind that he is drawing to the close of his mission and life. So, Paul in this letter reminds Timothy the needs to hold true to the pattern of sound doctrine. He also encouraged Timothy not to be fearful as he face the

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1 Timothy 6

Paul told Timothy in our reading “But godliness with contentment is great gain.” Would you consider yourself as being content? Paul reminded Timothy that one of the keys to our Christian walk is being content with a Godly focus. What does that mean? The word translated “contentment” is used as a noun here. The idea

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Reflections

Today is a day to reflect over our readings. There have a number of events over the last weeks that remind us that in a single moment our lives can be changed! So, something to consider and reflect upon is – when we face those moments, is our faith strong enough to weather the storm?

Reflections to consider

Zacchaeus appears in the Bible not because he was looking for Jesus but because Jesus was looking for him. If Jesus had passed by that tree and never looked up, we would have never even known who Zacchaeus was. Jesus found the guy trying to find him! Jesus beckoned, “Zacchaeus, hurry and come down, for

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1 Timothy 5

What struck me in our reading is Paul’s charge to care for our families. “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” As I have noted before the command to “honor our fathers and mothers” has to do with

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1 Timothy 4

Paul tells Timothy in our reading that The Spirit revealed to him that as Christianity grew and spread that other forces would come into play to distort the truth! The truth as it was revealed by the Holy Spirit, was something that was believed and taught by the apostles as they received divine inspiration from

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1 Timothy 3

As we read 1 Timothy we realize that Paul is instructing Timothy on the way the church is to operate as God’s family. Paul makes it very clear by the language he uses that these instructions are NOT suggestions – but commands! When Paul was talking about the qualifications of the elders/ overseers he said

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1 Timothy 2

Paul in our reading reminds us that we need to be praying for all people especially those who are in authority. We need to pray that those who are in authority will bring and keep order so that we can worship and share our faith. When Paul says those words I am reminded of who

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