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And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.  Acts 2:47  To me, Acts 2:42-47 is a picture of a group of laypeople who became saved, and then did what they could to build a ministry, which prospered.  Clearly, they listened to & studied the teachings of the apostles, but myKeep reading…

Poetry

May
2012
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You heavens above, rain down righteousness; Let the clouds shower it down. Let the earth open wide, let salvation spring up, Let righteousness grow with it; I, the Lord, have created it. Isaiah 45:8 I thank God for His poetry and His craftsmanship as a writer.  I read the whole Bible, from Genesis to Revelations,Keep reading…

Serenity

May
2012
29

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For you created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. . . . All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalms 139:13 & 16 The serenity prayer has become so much a part of American culture that people don’t reallyKeep reading…

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There is something else meaningless that occurs on earth: righteous men who get what the wicked deserve, and wicked men who get what the righteous deserve. Ecclesiastes 8:14  What’s the difference between the prosperity gospel and just believing God’s promises? The thing that drew me to the Beginning of Wisdom is that it’s to beKeep reading…

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All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness . . . 2 Timothy 3:16 An acquaintance introduced me to the Faith & Action Study Bible (New International Version).  Now, it’s the only Bible I read because it includes articles about how to put our faith into action toKeep reading…

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The Lord sets prisoners free . . . Psalm 146:7   Actual, physical slavery still exists in the world; and it’s not just something that happens in developing countries, it exists in the United States.  It is not a thing of the past, but happens right now, in 2012.  There is work slavery & sexKeep reading…

Shelter in the Rain

May
2012
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“Wisdom is a shelter, as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: that wisdom preserves the life of its possessor.” Ecclesiastes 7:12  Joseph Prince has a teaching on meditation.  He explains that it’s important that we take a verse & literally mutter it throughout the day.  I decided to take hisKeep reading…