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Transformation of the Heart

by Karen Lee Kurth Key Verse:  “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14, NKJV Psalm 19:14 was the first Bible verse I memorized as an adult.  I wasn’t yet a follower of Jesus.  I was reading…

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A Soul’s Value

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:  “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” – Matthew 16:26, NAS95  As I weighed what I wanted to do with my life, I remember having a well-paying job right after…

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Fellowship in the Trinity

by Krishana Kraft Key Verse:  “And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. . . . On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” –…

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Mirroring Truth

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:  ““He who sees Me sees the One who sent Me.” – John 12:45, NAS95 I meditate slowly on the Gospels. I meander through a paragraph listening to God, wondering what it was like in the day of Jesus. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve journeyed through John’s Gospel, but…

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Delighting in the Trinity

Delighting in the Trinity: an Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves “Deepened my understanding of God’s love and of the Trinity, and it has left me with a longing to truly live as Jesus’ Beloved.  The book paints a beautiful picture of how the love in the Trinity is a life-giving, fruitful, and…

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God’s Love-Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom shares how she experienced the reality of God’s love standing when all else had fallen, the powerful change that comes when God pours the “ocean of his love” into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5), and how the “highest potential of God’s love is available for the trivial things of…

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The Certainty of God’s Love

by Stephen Coney “. . . God wanted to make the unchangeable character of his purpose perfectly clear to the heirs of his promise . . .” (Hebrews 6:17, ISV) It was the Fall of 1978 and I was sitting in our Ford Falcon with my little sister as our Dad drove us to an…

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Covenant Love

“Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen, that you may live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, according to the faithful mercies shown to David”. (Isaiah 55:3, NAS95) I love pondering covenant: faithfulness to relationship. The preceding context to this verse speaks of a calling to repentance (without those words), but…

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Pruning in Love’s Context

by Doug Mitts As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him. (1…

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Relentless Joy and a Love Supreme

by Leslie Hall “Remain in Me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.” (John 15:4, NIV) These words from Pete Grieg have stuck with me throughout this season of lockdown, disruption, and loss…

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