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It's October 15; Good Morning Union

“I am writing to you children… fathers… young men…”   1 John 2:12

Different strokes for different folks—or “the mission and message don’t change, but the methods must.” This piece of John’s first epistle reminds me that even John knew that axiom to effective communication 1900+ years ago! He writes to three different groups of people with three different reasons for why he is writing, then he repeats himself to the same three groups but with another set of different reasons! Here, let me show you:

It's October 13; Good Morning Union

Welcome back! Hope you had a nice, all be it short, break and are ready for only 6 more weeks of school until a “real” break you can be “thankful” for!! J

Mercy triumphs over judgment!”             James 2:13

It's October 8; Good Morning Union

“He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”

2 Peter 3:9

It's October 7; Good Morning Union

“If you do these things, you will never fall, AND...”           2 Peter 1:10

It's October 6; Good Morning Union

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8

This must be important if Peter says, “Above all….” More important than any other character quality is the gift of love that I give to all those with whom I come in contact (and at least philosophically with all those that I don’t come in contact with!) And it’s more than “love,” it “love DEEPLY!” This is not a surface, token, symbolic, politically correct love; this is a deep and meaningful love.

It's October 3; Good Morning Union

“When you ask, you do not receive, because…”                James 4:3

Bet you’d like to know the rest of that text, wouldn’t you? Prayer is one of the greatest spiritual resources- MISUNDERSTOOD- more than any other part of the journey (in my humble opinion—maybe that’s because I find it so confusing sometimes!) This verse has helped me as much as anything I’ve read on prayer.

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“God disciplines us for our good…”          Hebrews 12:10

It's October 1; Good Morning Union

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…”         Hebrews 12:1

It's September 30, Good Morning Union

“Since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus… Let us:” Hebrews 10:19-25

Ok, here’s a sermon outline already made by the author of Hebrews, for my budding young preachers. But you better hurry up or I’ll use it! I think I’ll call it “A Homily on Lettuce!” A sermon ideally should have no more than three main points but if God makes an exception in His word then I’ll go with the 5 I found!


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