Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 29, 2017: Day 40 – I Peter 1

The background to this book of the Bible is that it was written by the Apostle Peter.  Now Peter is a super interesting figure.  You know, Peter, the disciple who was the spokesperson of the disciples and the one that … Continue reading

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September 28, 2017: Day 39 – James 5

We already spoke about cursing and the waste of time that really is.  James in vs.12 tells us that our yes should be yes and our no should be no.  This speaks directly to a need that many of us … Continue reading

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September 27, 2017: Day 38 – James 4

Let’s start at vs.4 where we hear that if we are too closely aligned with the world then we become an enemy of God.  There really is no middle ground here from James.  He sounds a lot like his big … Continue reading

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September 26, 2017: Day 37 – James 3

So raise your hand if you are a teacher.  It doesn’t matter what kind of teacher, any kind of a teacher.  Then read vs. 1 with your hand raised.  Oh, oops.  My official title is “teaching elder”.  So I read … Continue reading

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September 25, 2017: Day 36 – James 2

God has always said show no partiality and we have taken that to mean a whole variety of things in regards to partiality based on race, partiality based on gender, partiality based on religion, partiality based on … you fill … Continue reading

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September 24, 2017: Day 35 – James 1

While Luther said that this book does not belong in the Bible,  Bronkema says it is one of the most powerful and motivating books in the Bible.  Luther probably has the clout on this one, but I also see from … Continue reading

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September 23, 2017: Day 34 – Hebrews 13

There are some nice nuggets in this Scripture.  Look at vs.2 and then let me redirect you to Genesis 18:1-15 and you will see that this is the reference to which the author is referring.   The author tells us … Continue reading

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September 22, 2017: Day 33 – Hebrews 12

The author just laid out for us in chapter 11 the saints that went before us and encouraged us to live up to their faith which is a great marker for us.  He then begins in chapter 12 by encouraging … Continue reading

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September 21, 2017: Day 32 – Hebrews 11

Let’s rest for a minute in verse 1.  Have you ever wondered what faith is?  If you have, vs.1 gives us the answer.  Listen to it again: “Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not … Continue reading

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September 20, 2017: Day 31 – Hebrews 10

Okay, that was a long chapter.  I want to be sure that you are aware of the many verses from the Old Testament which are quoted by the author.  He is not merely writing extemporaneously, but rather quoting Scripture which … Continue reading

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