Monthly Archives: June 2012

SMS 42: Matthew 22:37,39

Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as … Continue reading

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SMS 41: Jonah 2:8,9b

“These who cling to worthless idols forfeit the grace that could be theirs. Salvation comes from the LORD.” Where do you place your trust? On your plans? Your good looks and superb skills? Your finances? On good luck charms? On … Continue reading

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SMS 40: Haggai 1:4

 “Is it a time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house (the LORD’s temple) remains a ruin? ” While it is important for us to be concerned with basic needs (food clothing, shelter, security), … Continue reading

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SMS # 39: Proverbs 22:3

The prudent see danger and take refuge,     but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Foresight form godly wisdom allows us to avoid potential harm (physical, spiritual, or otherwise), yet sometimes, we ignore the signs and go on, thinking … Continue reading

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Unconventional Prayers

Some people recite memorized prayers. Others pray before meals. Many pray for everyday things – health, recovery, safety, financial provision. Probably 90% of most prayers I hear people say are from the above-mentioned broad categories, and there is nothing wrong … Continue reading

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“Scriptural Witnessing”

That is the tile of the obscure little white book that has been in my possession for over a decade now. I already forgot how it got to me, or who lent it; all I could remember was that it … Continue reading

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SMS # 38: 1 Corinthians 14:37

If anyone thinks they are a prophet or otherwise gifted by the Spirit, let them acknowledge that what I am writing to you is the Lord’s command. With spiritual maturity comes humility and discernment: hearts ready to listen to God’s message bearers. … Continue reading

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