The Lesson of the Fig Tree

“From the fig tree learn its lesson: as soon as its branch becomes tender and puts forth its leaves, you know that summer is near.  So also, when you see all these things, you know that he is near, at the very gates.  Truly I tell you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Matthew 24: 32-35
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Always Perfect. Always True.

Thanks be to God“This God—his way is perfect;
    the promise of the Lord proves true;
    he is a shield for all who take refuge in him.”

Psalm 18:30

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Lean on the Word When Tested Daily

How have you been tested today? How have you responded? Read about Jesus’ temptation and lean on the Word of God.

“Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was famished. The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written,

‘One does not live by bread alone,
    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,

‘He will command his angels concerning you,’
    and ‘On their hands they will bear you up,
so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”

 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”

Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor;  and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.”  Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written,

‘Worship the Lord your God,
    and serve only him.’”

Matthew 4

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All the Glory to God!

uplifting arms“Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

Ephesians 3: 20-21

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Be Confident of This

have faith“that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 1:6

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Angels Are Among Us

angels among usBe aware. You never know when you are entertaining an angel. The Lord sends his angels “to guard you in all your ways”.


“For he will command his angels concerning you

    to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
    so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder,
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.

 Those who love me, I will deliver;
    I will protect those who know my name.
 When they call to me, I will answer them;
    I will be with them in trouble,
    I will rescue them and honor them.
 With long life I will satisfy them,
    and show them my salvation.”

Psalm 91: 11-16

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Help Us, Lord

Generous God,

You send us the Spirit of courage,
but we have been afraid.

You send us the Spirit of truth,
but we cling to our illusions.

You send us the Spirit of healing,
but we cannot let go of our hurts.

Holy Spirit of forgiveness, come to us again:
Shake our hearts.
Set our souls on fire with your love.
Send us out into the world rejoicing in your power.

We hold out our burdens of guilt and sin.
We ask you to help us to live the way of your justice and love.
Amen.

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