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January 1, 2016

Righteous Judgment

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Jesus, the righteous judge, does not base His judgment on the way things seem to be, but on the way they really are. He expects those who will assist Him as kings and priests in the world tomorrow to do the same: "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment" (John 7:24). (more…)

January 8, 2016

Walking by faith

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There is a similarity between eyesight and faith simply in the effect that they have – one on the physical, the other on the spiritual. "Seeing is believing", man says. People learn from what they see and it helps to shape their life. Seeing in this sense can also mean experience; we learn from experience. (more…)

January 15, 2016

Problems and Promises

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Who can say that he never has problems? We can have them when we least expect them or are not prepared for them. Sometimes they can make us feel like we are on a roller coaster: We are going along just fine, and then all of a sudden we experience a big "drop". Everything seems to go wrong. (more…)

January 22, 2016

Joy is internal, not external

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As the associate pastor of a church in Ohio 38 years ago I got to know a young married couple that asked me for advice. They were having financial difficulties because their expenses were at times higher than their income. The husband had a good job with a good salary. What was the problem? (more…)

January 29, 2016

Bearing with one another

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In his epistles the apostle Paul exhorted Christians to be tolerant of one another in their fellowship. (more…)

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