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His Faith and Our Faith

For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: "The righteous will live by faith." —Romans 1:17

How Does God Punish Sin?

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. —Romans 1:26

Not Perfect, but Still Improving

We all stumble in many ways. If anyone is never at fault in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to keep his whole body in check. —James 3:2

Forgiving Ourselves

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. —1 John 1:9

How to Handle Guilt

And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness. ... To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ... —Revelation 1:5

Presence of Mind of the Spirit

Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit. —Ezekiel 18:31

Trying to Prove Ourselves

You are the ones who justify yourselves in the eyes of men, but God knows your hearts. What is highly valued among men is detestable in God's sight. —Luke 16:15

Be Prepared to Affirm God

And he made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ. —Ephesians 1:9

The Trap of Self-Pity

Their father Jacob said to them, "You have deprived me of my children. Joseph is no more and Simeon is no more, and now you want to take Benjamin. Everything is against me!" —Genesis 42:36

When It's Time to Move On

Then the Lord said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on." —Exodus 14:15

Tough Love

Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. —Revelation 3:19

Being Accepted

A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean." Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cured of his leprosy. —Matthew 8:2-3

Living Between the Times

It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. —Luke 12:43

The Providence of God

What is impossible with men is possible with God. —Luke 18:27

Suffering and Sovereignty

But if when you do what is right and suffer for it you patiently endure it, this finds favor with God. For you have been called for this purpose. —1 Peter 2:20-21, NAS

The ABCs of Worship at the Lord's Table

The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." —1 Corinthians 11:23-25

God's Specific Word to You

When Solomon had finished building the temple of the Lord…the Lord appeared to him a second time.…the Lord said to him… —1 Kings 9:1-3

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