A Pattern to Follow

NAU Philippians 3:17 “Brethren, join in following my example, and observe those who walk according to the pattern you have in us.” ESV 2 Thessalonians 3:9 “It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you in ourselves an example to imitate.” A new year occasions the opportunity to reassess and…

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“A Heart of Hope”

Luke 2:25  25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him.  Luke 24:21 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel… The Christmas season is upon us. 

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“A Heart of Gratitude”

Colossians 3:1717 Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father. Thanksgiving season is upon us and Christmas is always soon to follow.  The seasonal shift always brings about extra work to accommodate the change.  Shorter days, colder nights have

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“Love One Another”

Recently our small group has been going through the “one anothers” in the New Testament and looking at how believers are to relate to one another. I have been struck at how much importance the NT places on the relationship of believers to one another. This is a very special bond that we enjoy as

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“The Tie That Binds”

In 1772, the faithful (though not famous) English Baptist pastor John Fawcett*, penned a well-known hymn, “The Tie that Binds.”  The first stanza reads: Blest be the tie that binds Our hearts in Christian love; The fellowship of kindred minds Is like to that above. The lines couldn’t ring truer of the wonderful reality of

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Look Out for Coveting

Exodus 20:17  “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.” It is good to meditate on the Ten Commandments. As Christians, because of the cross, we are no longer under

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