March 4th 2018

Matthew 6:19-27 (NIV) Treasures in Heaven 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be […]

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Maturity: what Jesus says it looks like

Deuteronomy 6:4-8  (NIV) 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when […]

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David’s Path to Health

Psalm 139:1-18 (NIV) Psalm 139 For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. 1 You have searched me, Lord,     and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise;     you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down;     you are familiar with all my ways. 4 Before a word is on my […]

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Cost of Health

Psalm 148 (NIV) 1 Praise the Lord.[a] Praise the Lord from the heavens;     praise him in the heights above. 2 Praise him, all his angels;     praise him, all his heavenly hosts. 3 Praise him, sun and moon;     praise him, all you shining stars. 4 Praise him, you highest heavens     and you waters above the skies. 5 Let them praise the name of the Lord,     for at his […]

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Waiting for a House

2 Samuel 7:1-13 (NIV) God’s Promise to David 7 After the king was settled in his palace and the Lord had given him rest from all his enemies around him, 2 he said to Nathan the prophet, “Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God remains in a tent.” 3 Nathan replied to the king, “Whatever you have in mind, go […]

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Who’s On You?

Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 John 1:6-8, 19-28 and Luke 4:14-21 Isaiah 61:1-4 (NIV) The Year of the Lord’s Favor 61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,     because the Lord has anointed me     to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,     to proclaim freedom for the captives     and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a] 2 to proclaim the year […]

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Comfort

Isaiah 40:1-11  and 2 Peter 3:8-15 Isaiah 40:1-11 (NIV) Comfort for God’s People 40 Comfort, comfort my people,     says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,     and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed,     that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand     double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: “In the […]

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Come Down

1 Corinthians 1:3-9, Mark 13:24-37, and Isaiah 64:1-9 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 (NIV) 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Thanksgiving 4 I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. 5 For in him you have been enriched in every way—with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge— 6 God […]

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Christ the King?

Ezekiel 34:11-16, Ephesians 1:15-23, and Matthew 25:31-46 Ezekiel 34:11-16 (NIV) 11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. 12 As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a […]

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