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"Love one another as I have loved you" - John 13:34

The New Commandment

The New Commandment

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. — John 13:34 My high school chemistry teacher used to always talk about the “acid test.” The acid test is a sure-fire way to identify a substance. The Bible reveals that the

There Is a Time to Stand Up

After serious thought, I rebuked the nobles and rulers, and said to them, “Each of you is exacting usury from his brother.” So I called a great assembly against them. And I said to them, “According to our ability we have redeemed our Jewish brethren who were sold to the nations. Now indeed, will you

Philippians 4:7

The Apostles’ Code: Countenance

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace. — Galatians 5:22 The evidence of Spirit-filled living will not be in what we say or even in what we do. It will be written on our faces in our countenance of love, joy, and peace. The first proof is found in love. The Greeks had

It’s Never Too Late for a New Beginning

Brethren, if anyone among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back, let him know that he who turns a sinner from the error of his way will save a soul from death and cover a multitude of sins. — James 5:19-20 For years a beautiful antique table has graced the entryway of

What Does the Lord Require of You? Micah 6:8

Certain dates on the calendar need no explanation and demand no commentary. Several of them are anxiously anticipated and warmly welcomed. One in particular is December 25. Not much needs to be said about what that date means. Another is January 1. And how about July 4? Without saying a word, you thought of hot

John 7:37

Loud and Passionate

When we view the invitation to come to Jesus through the lens of the Greek text, it is passionately expressive: If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. — John 7:37 The wording of the original text indicates this is a rather loud and deeply emotional outburst. Jesus was not speaking softly here.

The Nehemiah Code: Get Started Right

Nehemiah 1:1–11 When we are in the process of rebuilding (no matter what it is we are seeking to rebuild), there are not just things that need to be done, but things that need to be undone. There are habits that need to be broken and hearts that need to be healed. Anyone who has

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