Monthly Archives: October 2014

Count the cost before making commitment

Luke 14:28  “But don’t begin until you count the cost. For who would begin construction of a building without first calculating the cost to see if there is enough money to finish it?” A building may be left uncompleted if the … Continue reading

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Assess the cost or trust in God?

John 6:5-7 Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?”  He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was … Continue reading

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Are we helping people or becoming stumbling blocks?

John 5:10 so the Jewish leaders objected. They said to the man who was cured, “You can’t work on the Sabbath! The law doesn’t allow you to carry that sleeping mat!” The Pharisees witnessed a mighty miracle–the healing of a man … Continue reading

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Obedience doesn’t mean comfort

Luke 2:4-5 And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go to Bethlehem in Judea, David’s ancient home. He traveled there from the village of Nazareth in Galilee.  He took with him Mary, his fiancée, who was now … Continue reading

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The influence of unbelievers

Nehemiah 13:26  “Wasn’t this exactly what led King Solomon of Israel into sin?” I demanded. “There was no king from any nation who could compare to him, and God loved him and made him king over all Israel. But even he … Continue reading

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