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A Prayer for the Saint

Ephesians 3:16-21 is where we find the second of the majestic Pauline prayers, which are so befitting for us, in the Dispensation of God’s Grace.  Years ago, as I was admiring the power and grandeur of the words in this passage, it occurred to me that I should make this prayer intimately personal.  So, I ...

Look at What We Have!

Text: Romans 5:1-5 Therefore… we are about to encounter some divine information concerning the results of what God has previously revealed to us regarding justification by faith (See Romans 3:21-26).  Having established that justification cannot be obtained by one’s character, lineage, by the Law, ordinances, or religious ritual, but only by placing our faith in ...

Sufficient Grace

“And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said ...

To Judge or Not To Judge

I am often amused and, at times, irked when I hear someone voice an opinion to rationalize any particular behavior that may have found acceptance in the popular culture, but is knowingly contrary to the righteous standards set forth in the Word of God.  Amused and irked, not because they don’t have a right to ...