Category Archives: Faith

Galatians 8:22-23 “Against These Things, There is No Law”

Galatians 8:22-23 “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”  Reflection: If a person is filled with the Holy Spirit, or if at the … Continue reading

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Isaiah 56:7 — The Church is For All Peoples

A house of prayer for all nations. A house of prayer for all peoples. Isaiah 56:7 “these I will bring to my holy mountain and give them joy in my house of prayer. Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be … Continue reading

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The Uniqueness of Christ

What sets Jesus of Nazareth, the Christ apart from prophets or other spiritual guides and spiritual leaders? This was a question posed during a recent Sunday sermon at my church. What makes Christianity and Christ stand out and what makes … Continue reading

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Philippians 4:13

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Reflections: Where does true strength come from? Does it come from fishing for compliments from your friends and acquaintances? Does it come from someone who inspires you to … Continue reading

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Courage

The ability to get up in the morning knowing you may step out into a world where it seems all of society hates you. That is courage. The ability to look for the good in people even though so many try and … Continue reading

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A God of Many Voices

Through God, all things are possible. God is infinite, God is all-knowing, God is all powerful, and God is beyond our mortal comprehension. So why is it that we humans tend to box God in or approach God with a … Continue reading

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James 1:12 “Blessed is the One Who Perseveres!”

James 1:12 NIV — “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” Reflection: A lesson in perseverance. … Continue reading

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