How does this man have such learning, when he has never been taught. — John 7:15 Jesus’s authority is being questioned here. How could he know so much about the Scriptures if he had not been properly trained and schooled? We see a lot of this kind of sentiment in today’s society. How can a person be…

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And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age. — Matthew 28:20 When I went on sabbatical, I visited a few of what people might describe as God forsaken and forgotten places. During my life and travels, I’ve driven thru or visited places that are so steeped in poverty and neglect they seem…

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I glorified you on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do, John 17:4. A long time ago and very far away, I played football and on occasion in the fourth quarter someone would say in the huddle , “let’s finish the work we came here to do!” I suspect similar words are said…

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The Rector of St. Peters Charlotte, Ollie Rencher, provides today’s quote: “Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip the intermediate stages. We are impatient of being on the way to something unknown, something new… Give…

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Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. — Philippians 2:3 Suzy and I were talking the other day and found ourselves asking, “How do you teach humility?” Although it is a much admired attribute, it doesn’t come naturally. Probably the best way to teach humility is by example.…

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