One approved by Christ

The Word Greet Apelles, a good man whom Christ approves. (Romans 16:10)  The Thought This is a most honorable commendation from the apostle Paul concerning the character of Apelles, a fellow believer, in the church in Rome. Paul began his letter declaring himself a slave of Christ, and again confirmed the Good News to those…

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The freedom of grace

The Word When people work, their wages are not a gift, but something they have earned. But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners. David also spoke of this when he described the happiness of those who are declared righteous without working…

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Creation reveals the glory of God

The Word In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)  Thought The view of the landscape through my window this morning reflects the handiwork of the Lord, and looks like a skilled artisan’s unfolding canvas. Just above the wooded hilltops, slow-moving and shape changing cloud formations reflect dawn’s early rays, creating…

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