Tag Archives: Apostle Paul

Let’s see …

“When he got to the outskirts of Damascus, he was suddenly dazed by a blinding flash of light… He continued blind for three days.” Acts 9:3,9 Helen Keller once said, “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” Interesting. … Continue reading

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A thorny situation …

“The ground will sprout thorns and weeds, you’ll get your food the hard way, planting and tilling and harvesting, sweating in the fields from dawn to dusk, Until you return to that ground yourself, dead and buried; you started out … Continue reading

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Help is on the way …

“The famine eventually came during the rule of Claudius. So the disciples decided that each of them would send whatever they could to their fellow Christians in Judea to help out.” Acts 11:29 Whenever a disaster occurs, people step up … Continue reading

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You can never practice enough …

“Have some of you noticed that we are not yet perfect? No great surprise, right?” Galatians 2:17 In Galatians, Apostle Paul wrote about how there was still work to be done to combine the theologies and practices of the Jews … Continue reading

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Tell me your story …

Agrippa spoke directly to Paul: “Go ahead—tell us about yourself.” Acts 26:1 If you wish to learn more about Apostle Paul, read this chapter of Acts, in which he tells his conversion story from persecuting Christians to becoming one of … Continue reading

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The Lord invited us to dine with him …

“Let me go over with you again exactly what goes on in the Lord’s Supper and why it is so centrally important.” 1 Corinthians 11:23. Before I was confirmed (and could take communion), I remember my parents going to the … Continue reading

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Monday meditation moment: How to avoid splinters …

“If you go against the grain, you get splinters, regardless of which neighborhood you’re from, what your parents taught you, what schools you attended.” Romans 2:9 Apostle Paul told the Jews that it takes more than where you came from … Continue reading

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Monday meditation moment? Chicken or the Egg?

“And since virtually everything comes from God anyway, let’s quit going through these “who’s first” routines.” 1 Corinthians 11:12 Apostle Paul spent a great deal of time writing about the relationship between God and man and man and woman. But … Continue reading

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Three strikes! You’re out!

“Now preparing for the third [visit], I’m saying it from a distance. If you haven’t changed your ways before I get there, watch out.” 2 Corinthians 13:2 I rather like the baseball method of disciplining children: Three strikes and you’re … Continue reading

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Is your religion a fairytale?

“God gets furious with people who are full of religious sales talk, but want nothing to do with him.” Ephesians 5:6 My religious preference is a vehicle to carry my faith to the next level. As a “cradle Lutheran,” I … Continue reading

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