Month: April 2012

Before I Formed You.

“The word of the Lord came to me: I chose you before I formed you in the womb; I set you apart before you were born. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:4-5. God spoke these words to the prophet Jeremiah when he was still a young man. God was…

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Blessed.

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, because the kingdom of Heaven is theirs. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you falsely and say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the…

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Fruit.

“Either a tree is good and its fruit is good, or the tree is bad and its fruit is bad; for a tree is known by its fruit.” Matthew 12:33. Unless you have an interest in horticulture and botany, chances are that if you were to come across a tree in the dead of winter, when…

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Refuge.

“The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my mountain where I seek refuge, my shield and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold.” Psalm 18:2. When David was a young man, he was picked by God to be the King of Israel. Though this was a great thing for David, there…

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If I Forget You.

“How can we sing the Lord’s song on foreign soil? If I forget you, Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. May my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not remember Jerusalem with great joy.” Psalm 137:4-6 In the year 587 B.C., King…

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They Hated Me First.

“If the world hates you, understand that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. However, because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of it, the world hates you…If they persecuted me, the will also persecute…

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No Greater Love.

“This is My command: love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:12-13. On the night of His arrest, Christ spoke these words to His disciples. Though they did not yet know what Christ meant by these…

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