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"Whom Have I?"

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you.” (Psalm 73:25, ESV)

The psalmist in a succinct manner summarizes the truth that there is nothing in heaven or in earth that surpasses–or even comes close for that matter–to the excellencies of God the Father.  141 more words

Devotional

In Honor of Epaphroditus

Above:  St. Paul, by Lucas van Leyden

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The Collect:

Direct us, O Lord God, in all our doings by your continual help, 401 more words

Season After Pentecost

Devotion for Thursday After Proper 18, Year C (ELCA Daily Lectionary)

Above:  St. Paul, by Lucas van Leyden

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In Honor of Epaphroditus

SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

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The Collect:

Direct us, O Lord God, in all our doings by your continual help, 396 more words

2016

"A Christian Decision-Making Grid" (I Cor. 9-10 sermon)

In 1939 Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the leading Christian preachers and teachers in Germany — but the country had been taken over by Adolph Hitler, and the noose of his control was beginning to tighten over the country. 3,676 more words

C.S. Lewis said of humility...

“Humility isn’t thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less.”

Perspectives

What Would Jesus Think?

“then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. …In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus”

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Devotions

It's All Good

It’s interesting what people say or how they act when they are standing in line making small talk and discover you’re a pastor. “We’re all basically good people, and we just need to learn to accept each other.” That was a person’s conclusion to a conversation I had recently at the grocery store here in our town of 7,200. 572 more words

Grace