Discipline of Grace – Part 1

It’s a double blog kinda day!  Perhaps it’s all the coffee (I just had to make more coffee for my precious wife, lest she soon awake and find that I have in fact drank the first pot…) I love Jerry Bridges.  I have for quite some time.  (Pursuit of Holiness, Gospel for Real Life, Respectable […]

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Revelation 1-5

Revelation!  Last lap – and another year of reading God’s word through.  (I can’t wait to start back in Genesis next week…:-) So some quick thoughts that hit me today… Rev 1:5b-6 starts right off with a great reminder:  “…to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and […]

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Endurance

So, as I was thumbing through one of my other Bibles this morning in search of a different translation of a verse, I noticed a bulge of papers in the front cover.  I found a a chapter of a book that someone had copied for me a few years back.  That person was Camlon Rooke, […]

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Spiritually Depressed?

This is from the blog “Of First Importance” — keeping the Gospel of first importance and living in it each and every day! — Christ, Not Feelings “Do you want to know supreme joy, do you want to experience a happiness that eludes description? There is only one thing to do, really seek Him, seek Him […]

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This race of ours

Following Christ has often been referred to as a race.  Paul uses that analogy a few times in scripture.  It recently captured my attention again.  It’s not a sprint – it’s a marathon however. Hebrews 12:1-2 says: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every […]

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Phil 1:9-11

9 And it is my prayer that q your love may abound more and more, r with knowledge and all discernment, 10 so that you may approve what is excellent, s and so be pure and blameless t for the day of Christ, 11 filled u with the fruit of righteousness that comes v through Jesus Christ, w […]

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Miry Bog and Psalm 40

So, today…we went fishing…a GORGEOUS NJ day for it…I only caught 2 tiny smallmouths…but I did the chance to spend the morning hours with my son, Mikey and good buddy Brian. At one point, we nosed in to the shoreline and took a walk to another remote pond…however they had drew down the lake, so […]

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The Cross Centered Day

If we are calling ourselves Christians – nothing should be more central to our faith than Christ.  Yes..I know…novel thought.  Specifically, the person and work of Jesus Christ – who he was and what he came to do – his cross, the gospel.  We must keep this the center, the core – always in focus.  […]

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1 Peter 5:6-10

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on Him because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. Resist him, stand firm in your […]

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