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It's February 25; Good Morning Union

“The knowledge of truth leads to godliness.”      Titus 1: 2

A little algebra review for today:

If A + B = C

And A + B = D

Then C = D, right?

So let’s see if it works in theology as well! I started reading my book-that-corresponds-to-the-day, that book being the short letter from Paul to Titus, and I found some spiritual algebra!

It's February 24; Good Morning Union

“All Scripture is God-breathed….”             Timothy 3:16

A very familiar verse of Scripture that is often used to confirm the authority and authenticity of God’s Word. The older and more familiar way it was said (when I was a kid and we ONLY used the King James!) “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God.” If I accept that the Bible IS from God, and I do, then what is it to be used for? “It’s useful for:

It's February 21; Good Morning Union

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.”       Colossians 3:15

These letters by Paul to the various churches surrounding the Aegean Sea are just so full of practical wisdom for living a life in harmony with Jesus. Today was no exception. When he wrote to the believers in Colosse (now a mound of dirt just south of the ruins of Laodicea) he was full of encouragement and guidance for living with Jesus:

1.            “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts”

It's February 20; Good Morning Union

“You are the aroma of Christ.”   2 Corinthians 2:15

I have a little sticky note in my Bible that caught my attention this morning. It says:

“You are:

1.            ‘the aroma of Christ’ (2:15), so how do you smell to those around you?

2.            ‘a letter from Christ’ (3:3), so what are you saying to those who read you?

It's February 19; Good Morning Union

“Finally, brethren (and sistern!)…”           Philippians 4:8

I LOVE Philippians 4!

1.            “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!!”

2.            “Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”

It's February 18: Good Morning Union

“Stand… stand… stand… stand” Ephesians 6:11-14

It's February 17; Good Morning Union

“But the fruit of the spirit is love….” Galatians 5:22

Welcome back. Hope you had a nice short break. It’s warming up this week so enjoy what little snow we have left because by tomorrow they are predicting temperatures in the 60s!

It's February 12; Good Morning Union

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.”        John 1:14

It's February 11; Good Morning Union

“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.”    Luke 2:52

The One Project continues today here in Seattle, focusing on the importance of Jesus as the central message and commitment of our Church. In keeping with that theme (and my current journey through the Bible) today I was looking for my ah-ha moment in the book of Luke, and I didn’t have to look far. This famous descriptor of Jesus, summarizing what little we actually know about his growing up years, reminded me again of the balance in His life.

It's February 10; Good Morning Union

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel… and I WILL be with you ALWAYS.”                Matthew 28: 19,20


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