Speaking the Truth in Love

When Peter begins his message to the people gathered on Pentecost, he gives them a history lesson (Acts 2:1-41). These people were Jewish and knew their history, or at least they should have. The only reason they were in Jerusalem at that time is because of a feast. But Peter reviews it with them so …

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Wonderful Grace of Jesus

Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law. ~ Psalm 119:18 ~ Oh that my ways would follow the path of life. Would we say that God's Word is good? Of course. Would we not also be like the young man who went to Jesus and called Him "good"? God's Word …

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How Can We Keep Our Way Pure?

Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees! Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands. ~ Psalm 119: 5-6 ~ When I consider all your commands: Do not lie, do not steal, do not commit adultery, do not bear false witness, honor your father and mother, …

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Withering off the Vine

 I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch …

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