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He replied, ‘Sir, let it alone for one more year, until I dig around it and put manure on it. If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.’” vss. 8-9 Luke 13:6-9 When we study scripture we tend to fall into the either-or trap–either this is true or that is true. For example, either we’re saved by grace or we’re saved by works, and we choose whichever “truth” suits our fancy…

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Seraphs were in attendance above him;…and one called to another and said: ‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory.’” vss. 2a-3 Isaiah 6:1-4 Isaiah traces his call to be a prophet to a vision that he had in the year 738 BCE and then describes the vision as having taken place in the temple in Jerusalem. As he recounts the hymn of praise sung by the six-winged attending seraphs he lets…

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Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.’” Mark 1:14-15 When it comes down to it, the message Jesus had for the Galileans wasn’t much different from that proclaimed by John. “Repent and believe the good news!” It really is pretty basic, and it’s essentially the same message that confronts us when…

Daily Devotions: June 27, 2020

June 27, 2020                                                                                                  Romans 6:19-23 … “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” vs. 23 Paul’s language in this section of Romans can easily be read from a dualistic perspective. Two alternatives are offered: death or eternal life, and it’s implied that the choice is ours. If we continue in sin we will die, but if we stop sinning and submit to God we will have…