Overcome Evil Actions with Good

OVERCOME EVIL ACTIONS WITH GOOD? Does that really work?  The evil inside of us says “no,” and fuels the fire with “evil for evil.”  And so hurt and harm mushroom.  Jesus offers a powerful solution for evils done to us:  God’s love, forgiveness, kindness.  Apply God’s good to evil done...

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God forgives you

Someone needs an encouraging word.  Or comfort.  Or cheering up.  What do you say?  It might sound rather strange to say, “You’re forgiven,” especially if a particular sin isn’t the issue.  But “you’re forgiven” leads right into, “God’s for you,” which leads right into “God’s working out everything for your...

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Jesus’ State of the Union Address

The other night we heard our President’s State of the Union Address.  There were some very encouraging parts.  Like every President’s address, it left some questions unanswered.  It offered no guarantees for grave concerns.   That’s where Jesus’ “state of the union address” differs.  It guarantees that our “disciples’ union” with...

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Struggling for the Right Words

We often struggle for the right words. God’s prophets and apostles never did. They had the Holy Spirit “put God’s very words into their mouth.” And it wasn’t lost. The Lord preserved the words we’re often searching for, in the Bible. That’s God speaking and putting his words into our...

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