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Rebuke and forgive

April 14th, 2021

Luke 17:3-4 NLT – So watch yourselves! “If another believer sins, rebuke that person; then if there is repentance, forgive. [4] Even if that person wrongs you seven times a day and each time turns again and asks forgiveness, you must forgive.” This passage is not an easy one to live out sometimes. I says […]

A song we sang on Good Friday

April 5th, 2021

On Good Friday we sung an amazing song in church. I have probably sung it before, but this day it really touched me. The words were perfect to remind us of what Christ had done for us. And it was one of those songs that the whole congregation knew and loved. It was so great […]

Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians

March 16th, 2021

In Ephesians 1:15-23 the apostle Paul prays for the Ephesian church. He uses a similar pattern to my last post. He says some things good about them, prays for them and we see a “so” statement. 1. Paul gives thanks for their… Strong faith in the Lord Jesus Their love for all God’s people everywhere. Again […]

Paul’s prayer for the Colossians

March 11th, 2021

In Colossians 1:3-14 Paul prays for the Colossians and their church. His prayer takes the following pattern. He gives thanks, prays for them and finishes with some “then” statements. 1. Paul gave thanks for their… Strong faith in the Lord Jesus Love for all God’s people everywhere These are two great things to be known […]

The five crowns for being faithful

December 4th, 2019

Below is some research I am doing for a sermon. I thought I would share it as a blog post… The Five Crowns, also known as the Five Heavenly Crowns, is a concept in Christian theology that talks about the five crowns that individuals can receive after the Last Judgment. In the Greek language, stephanos is the […]