Category Archives: United

July 25 – United: Church – 1 Corinthians 1

Read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Should the church be united or divided?  Do our choices outside of Sunday morning church hold up to scrutiny? Clearly, Christians are to be united.  Imagine Paul challenging our church with these words; (Eph 4:4-6) “There … Continue reading

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July 24 – United: Church – John 17

Read John 17:20-26 Here in John 17, we have opportunity to eavesdrop on what may be the most intimate recorded words that Jesus ever prayed. Jesus and the disciples had just left a meal, the backdrop for the very celebration … Continue reading

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July 23 – United: Church – Philippians 1

Read Philippians 1:1-11 What is it that unites military personnel serving in the armed forces? They come from all kinds of diverse backgrounds. As early as basic training, the use of “I” is discouraged, it is all about “we, us, … Continue reading

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July 22 – United: Church – Ephesians 4

Read Ephesians 4:11-16 I have been blessed to be able to serve on the worship team at Grace Church for several years now as bass guitar player.  We have a wonderful team that comes together on a weekly basis to … Continue reading

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July 21 – United: Church – Romans 14

Read Romans 14:1-23 “There is no effort without error or shortcoming.” Theodore Roosevelt, THE MAN IN THE ARENA. Almost 10 years ago, on June 2, 2010, I watched a baseball game on TV in Comerica Park in Detroit between the … Continue reading

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July 20 – United: Church – Acts 6

Read Acts 6:1-7 In today’s terms, the Jerusalem church was a “mega-church” from the day of its birth (Acts 2:41). But growth continued as more and more people came to faith in Jesus (Acts 2:47; 6:1). In fact, the most … Continue reading

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July 19 – United: Church – 1 Corinthians 12

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Who doesn’t like a parade complete with a marching band?  The beat of the drums, cymbal crashes and the “oom pa-pas” of the tubas can get your heart a-pumping and your feet a-tapping! Every instrument has … Continue reading

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July 18 – United: Country – 1 Peter 2

Read 1 Peter 2:13-17 I am about 4 years too late, but I have hopped on the “Hamilton” band wagon. Being a product of musical theater, you would think I would be all over this amazingly written and created show. … Continue reading

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July 17 – United: Country – Revelation 5

Read Revelation 5:1-10 More than 30 years ago, I traveled for the first time to Brazil to visit churches Grace Church in Wooster helped establish through the work of our missions’ staff. I will never forget that trip. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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July 16 – United: Country – Philippians 3

Read Philippians 3:15-21 God has given me the opportunity to travel to many countries of the world. Everywhere I’ve gone, I’ve carried a passport that identifies me as a citizen of the United States. That passport provides many privileges I … Continue reading

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