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Sent By His Father

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. This is one of thesimplestverses in the Bible. It has no big words and can be understood by a child on its first reading.There are two people mentioned inthis simple verse-a father and his son.The father gave his son a task to complete. He sent him somewhere, to...

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The Love of Christ Surpasses Knowledge

Ephesians 3:18-19 That you,may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. How do you capture the infinite dimensions oftheloveof Christ with words?In these verses in Ephesians Paul tries to turn three ...

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No Longer Under A Curse

Galatians 3:10,13 For all whorely on works of the law are under a curse; for it is written, "Cursed be everyone who does not abide by all things written in the Book of the Law, and do them." Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for usfor it is written, "Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree." The words "law" and "curse" conjure up st...

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He Rescued Me From The Pit

Psalm 40:1-2 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. I opened my eyes to utter darkness. It was incredibly quiet. I was unable to tell where I was, except for the cold damp walls pressing in on me from all sides...

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He Himself Bore Our Sins

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. He bore our sins. He bore their weight. We are all familiar with this concept carrying a bag of concrete, or a heavy tool, or moving a friend's armoire down the stairs, or ladies maybe you can relate better to carryin...

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God Has Bigger Plans For You

2 Corinthians 12:8-10 Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."ThereforeI will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardsh...

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He Emptied Himself

Philippians2:5-9 Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a...

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Why Devotions?

I want to tell you why I'm excited to share these devotions with you. There's a special time, usually in the morning, when mist rolls into a valley and rests like a thick and heavy blanket over a sleeping landscape. It is beautiful and serene to behold, but it is fragile, so you have to rise a little early and stare out, not speaking, soaking in the view. As the sun com...

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Pastoral Reflections - Lars

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in mepractice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:89 ...

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Pastor Reflections - Nate

Here's a short encouragement for you from your elders - this time in a video from Nate. We pray you are strengthened and blessed by God's Word this week! Slaves to Sin or Righteousness ...

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