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Suggested Devotional Reading for Tuesday, August 4:
Proverbs 3:21-29 (click to read online)
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By The Rev. Dr. Paul A. Leggett
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Series: Facing Jesus: Divine Training
Text: II TImothy 2:1-13
The message of grace is so affirming, so reassuring, so hopeful that it would seem that no one could possibly object to it. But that is not the case. Grace takes away any aspect of human pride. There is no claim to top rank, status or prominence in the gospel of grace. The religious leaders strongly opposed Jesus’ message of grace. They did not so much object to his exposition of the law as they did to his ministry of grace (Mark 12:28-34; Matthew 12:1-8). Paul encountered this same opposition. His opponents claimed that grace was not enough, that his gospel allowed people to live immoral lives (Romans 3:8). Paul calls Timothy, and all Christians, to stand strong in the power of grace.
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The Epistle to the Ephesians
June 3, 2015
Paul in this chapter is offering nothing less than a blueprint, a model of the church not as it is but as it should be. Paul affirms again and again the unity of the church. The unity however is not an end in itself. It is the result of focusing on the truth which is in Jesus alone. Paul mentions the theme of truth several times throughout this chapter (vv. 15, 21, 24, 25). This truth stands over against the darkened futility of the world which is simultaneously a danger and a mission for the church.
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