Category Archives: Books of the Bible

The Theme of Revelation

Theme: Behold the Coming of Our Triumphant King Behold: Behold the visions John saw and recorded. Coming: Jesus is coming soon.  Even so, come, Lord Jesus! King: Jesus reigns as king over all. Triumphant King: Jesus will defeat all his … Continue reading

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Beloved

Therefore, be imitators of God, as beloved children. – Ephesians 5:1 God calls us beloved children.  You are God’s beloved child – his dearly loved son or daughter.  You are dearly loved by God. The Creator and Sustainer and Sovereign … Continue reading

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Father of Glory

In Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:16-20, he approaches God as the Father of glory. God is our Father, and yet at the same time he is the God of all glory. In the Old Testament, God is often referred to … Continue reading

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A Prayer

Father, you have opened our blinded eyes that we might see you and know you, but too often our eyes are sleepy when it comes to your spiritual blessings. So open our eyes that we might grasp the ramifications of … Continue reading

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You Were Chosen

You were chosen. Before the foundation of the world. Before time and space existed. Before all of creation. You were on God’s mind. He was thinking about you. You were chosen. According to the purpose of his will. His purpose. … Continue reading

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Behold the Works of the Lord

Psalm 111 calls us to behold the works of the Lord: His works are great His works are full of splendor and majesty His works are righteous His works are wondrous His works are gracious and merciful His works are … Continue reading

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God Loves Us

The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love…. For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him; as far as the east … Continue reading

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Rejoice in the Lord

Where can we find a lasting joy? We find it first and foremost in the Lord. Paul tells us to rejoice in the Lord (Philippians 3:1). Lest we miss it, he says it again in the next chapter – twice … Continue reading

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Are You a Joyful Person?

Philippians is often referred to as the epistle of joy. Fourteen times in this short book we find the words “joy” and “rejoice.” Paul rejoices and he calls his readers to rejoice. Which raises the question: Are you a joyful … Continue reading

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We Can Have Great Peace in a World of Things

Paul tells us that he is content whether he faces plenty or hunger, abundance or need (Philippians 4:11-13). He is at peace with a lot or a little. And we too are called to be at peace whether we have … Continue reading

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