Category Archives: Better

May 11: A Good Name Where it Counts

Read Revelation 3:1-6 This week, we are seeking to grow in understanding and in experiencing the reality that having a good name is better than any material possession. From our reading today, it is my hope that you take away … Continue reading

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May 10: Love and Faithfulness

Read Proverbs 3:1-35 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you, bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.” A … Continue reading

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May 9: A Good Name…Inside and Out

Read 1 Timothy 3:1-13 Church leaders must have a good name…as should every believer. I hope that you would agree with me and acknowledge that all followers of Christ are not exempt from the “good name requirement.” In fact, I would … Continue reading

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May 8: Who are you?

Read Acts 16:1-5 and Philippians 2:19-24 Who are you? That can be a dangerous question, I know. Recently, I read that most of us measure our identity with one of three wrong yardsticks: “I am what I do.” In other … Continue reading

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May 7: What are you known for?

Read Colossians 2:1-23 Have you ever written a letter to someone you don’t actually know? I suppose that most of us have written a quick e-mail or a brief correspondence of some kind to someone like that. These are always … Continue reading

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May 6: Your Name and Your Past

Read Acts 9:1-31 We are so familiar with Paul’s glorious ministry that we can easily forget Saul’s infamous past. Remember these things about him? He cast his vote in approval of Stephen’s execution. He sought to destroy the church. He … Continue reading

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May 5: A Good Name is Better

Read Proverbs 22:1-29 “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.” We lived for years in the land of Adolf Hitler. The atrocities committed as a result of this man’s … Continue reading

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May 4: The Sacrifice of Obedience

Read Isaiah 48 If only you had paid attention to my commands . . . (v18) All week we’ve been looking at God’s love language. Obedience. He said it to King Saul when he tried his own way of pleasing … Continue reading

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May 3: Obedient Hearts

Read Daniel 3:1-30 Shadrach’s, Meshach’s and Abednego’s obedience to God came from their unwavered trust in Who they knew Him to be. Their love for God and their faith in Him showed itself true when they were presented with a … Continue reading

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May 2: The Difference Between Not Breathing and Dying to Self

Read Jonah 3:1-4:11 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry. Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live. (4:1,2a) You would think Jonah had learned his lesson. At least, … Continue reading

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