Labor in the Lord – known by our fruit

This is the fourth and final week of our four week series we have called “Labor in the Lord.” We hear in the writing of Paul, that in the Lord our labor is never in vain. It may seem what we do for God does not accomplish anything, or we are not convincing people to become a disciple, or perhaps we think when we serve we are not making anything better. But when our labor…

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Labor in the Lord – speak well from the heart

This is the second week of our four week series we are calling “Labor in the Lord.” We hear in the writing of Paul, that in the Lord our Labor is never in vain. It may seem what we do for God is not accomplishing anything, or we are not convincing people to become a disciple, or perhaps we think when we serve we are not making anything better. But when our labor is done…

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Jeremiah 17:7 – January 22, 2019

Blessed are those who trust in the LORD; the LORD will be their trust. Jeremiah 17:7 NABRE      Jeremiah is a prophet of the Lord who lives in a key period in the Hebrew history. He sees many of the major events that defined the end of Jerusalem and deportation of the people to the Babylonian Kingdom. This defeat to the Babylonian’s is seen as justice from God for being an unfaithful people. Most of Jeremiah’s…

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Proverbs 21:2 – January 13, 2019

All your ways may be straight in your own eyes, but it is the LORD who weighs hearts. Proverbs 21:2 NABRE      This proverb challenges us to look at ourselves with a critical eye. How often do we look at some behavior or aspect of who we are with a “justified” eye. Driving our car we are critical of others, they drive to fast, they drive to slow, how come no one uses their signal indicators,…

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Jeremiah 17:10 – January 5, 2019

I, the LORD, explore the mind and test the heart, Giving to all according to their ways, according to the fruit of their deeds. Jeremiah 17:10 NABRE      Jeremiah in this chapter provides short oracles of wisdom writing, expressing themes that were constant in Jeremiah’s preaching. The quoted verse speaks about God who is unable to be deceived, He sees right into a person’s heart and will judge each on their merits. God is able to…

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