The Father’s Duty

Written while in Guatemala on January 24, 2018. Ephesians 6:4, Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. The father’s duty is to discipline his children in the Lord and to teach them the Word. Although I grew up in a Christian home, we […]

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Follow Me

Written while in Guatemala on January 22, 2018. Matthew 9:9, [Jesus] saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and He said to him, “Follow Me.” And he rose and followed Him. That the Lord would have me read this verse on this day is proof of His providence. For as I am now in Guatemala […]

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Forgiveness for All Sins

1 John 1:8-9, If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, [God] is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. It could not be any clearer. We are all sinners. If we deny this, […]

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The Purpose of Good Works

Galatians 2:16, Yet we know that a person is not justified by works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ, so we also have believed in Christ Jesus, in order to be justified by faith in Christ and not by works of the law, because by works of the law no one will be […]

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Good Works

Titus 3:14, Let our people learn to devote themselves to good works, so as to help cases of urgent need, and not be unfruitful. Good works for salvation? No! Good works for those who are in need. Good works are not done for our sake, but for the sake of our neighbour who needs our good […]

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Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

Matthew 16:15-16, [Jesus] said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” Last January, I was standing in the place where Jesus asked this question: Caesarea Philippi. Jesus’ response to Peter’s answer is vital, “Flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but […]

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Christianity, A Costly Calling

Matthew 10:34-36, “I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person’s enemies will be of his own household.” This statement is truer than we realise. Jesus is not talking […]

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To Know Christ

1 Corinthians 1:30, Because of (God), you are in Christ Jesus, who has become wisdom to us from God, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption (own Greek translation). To unpack the full meaning of this text could fill an entire volume. Thus, I borrow from Luther, who explains it succinctly, “You comprehend this fully when you realise […]

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Republicans & Democrats: Love One Another, Pray for One Another, Pray for the President

Prayer, Respect, and Honour for the President This article is not going to be about political advocacy for Hillary Clinton or President Donald Trump, or for the Republican or Democratic party. I have a more important message. For that, I want us to focus on 1 Timothy 2:1-4: First of all, then, I urge that supplications, […]

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