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Acts 16

This article is a devotional on Acts 16. The verse references are from Acts 16. In Chapter 15, Paul and Barnabas have a disagreement, and they end up parting ways. Paul ends up taking Silas and departing on Paul’s second missionary journey and goes back to Derbe and Lystra, where Paul had been stoned on…
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Acts 13

As a pastor, I try my best to get out and visit the sick and elderly. I feel a tension when visiting an elderly or really sick person. This tension is I want to pray for their healing, but I also acknowledge that everyone I know will probably die. I have had people in my…
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Blessed Are the Merciful

Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 As we continue through the beatitudes, I think this beatitude is core to how we look and interact with the world. This verse is not solely external. Where we are at internally with our relationship with God and how we view all that God…
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I think that the next beatitude in our path is Matthew 5:6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.” There are quite a few ways that you can interpret this verse, and I am just going to give you the one that I think is the best. It…
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The Power of Meekness

For those of you who drive, have you ever been in the left hand lane on the highway and the car in front of you is driving slower than you want? For those of you who don’t drive yet, you can imagine the classic slow walker in school or at a grocery store? It can…
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Mourning That’s Worth It

This period’s beatitude is like a living enigma in my mind and without a living God makes absolutely no sense. Matthew 5:4 says, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The word “mourn” can also mean sadness.  Let’s attempt to read in our definition of “blessed” from my last article. “Happy” are…
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Poor in Spirit, Rich in God

The Sermon on the Mount, in my humble opinion, is the most important teaching that we have from Jesus and is the first lengthy sermon that we have from Jesus. The Sermon on the Mount has done more to shape and make me as a Christian from my infancy stage to my current stage, toddler.…
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