Category Archives: Spiritual

Three Words

This morning I began reading chapter 2 of Philippians. As I started reading the chapter I read verse three which states Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3 ESV) And thought this is what I was going to reflect on today especially as it [...]

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Growth in Suffering

This morning I finished chapter one of Philippians. Paul uses the rest of this part of his letter to explain that even in his suffering Christ is glorified because the message of Christ – the gospel message – is being shared and spread throughout all those that hear about him. Verse 12 says it this [...]

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Growing

I’ve started reading the book of Philippians (Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi) today. When Paul wrote this he was in prison, probably in Rome. This church was the first church he stated in the book of Acts and probably held a special place in his heart. It also appears to be a healthy [...]

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About some teens

I’ve begun reading the book of Daniel again. There are a few reasons for this: 1) We, as a church, just finished a 21 day fast called the Daniel Fast which spent time looking at a few parts of Daniel’s life as we prayed for God to build his kingdom in us 2) I attended [...]

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

So I haven’t blogged for a few days but I have continued my reading in Hebrews. Today I am in chapter 10. This chapter builds upon previous chapters which talked about Jesus being a high priest and spoke to the difference between the old laws animal sacrifices and the sacrifice that Christ made. In chapter [...]

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Put Down The Fingerpaints

I love how The Message states verse 1 of Hebrews 6: So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ! (Hebrews 6:1MSG) It goes on to talk about the fact that we know the basic tenants of our faith and [...]

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Please Share

Today’s reading was Hebrews chapter 5. Quite honestly, there wasn’t something that jumped out at me in the readings but I felt that God wanted me to try something different today. If you have been reading along with me or reading my thoughts I’d love to know what God is doing in your life or [...]

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Christ Knows

So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to [...]

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Know Christ

Chapter three continues the trend of comparison, but more importantly continues to trend of comparing Jesus to those things of God, those men of God, those stories from the Old Testament that the original readers would have been so familiar with. Here he uses a lot of scripture from Psalms 96 which recounts the exodus [...]

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Lesser Than The Angels

Yesterday I read about how Jesus is greater than the angels. As part of the triune God this males sense to me. Quite honestly I spent a lot of my day yesterday trying to think of how what I read yesterday applies to my life, trying to process it. Then today I read chapter two [...]

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