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Sep. 30. The Gospel According to Mark

John Mark was the youngest writer of the New Testament. It is thought that he referred to himself as the young man who wrapped himself in a linen cloth and followed Jesus after the apostles had forsaken Him during His arrest in the garden of Gethsemane. Someone had grabbed him and he ran away naked […]

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"Makeup" can mean nature or constitution as well as something placed over the face to hide what nature gave.

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What can people ‘catch’ from you?

GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICALS Number 567 • September 27, 2020 WHAT CAN PEOPLE “CATCH” FROM YOU? Matthew 13:33 Parable of the “Leaven” When we use the word ‘contagious’ or ‘infectious’ we usually think in terms of disease. We take steps to guard against being infected: personal cleanliness and hygiene, diet and exercise, vitamins, antibiotics, and […]

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Sep. 29. Matthew Writes His Account of the Gospel

Matthew was a publican (tax collector) for the Roman or Herodian government. The Jews hated publicans because they were associated with Jewish oppression by the Romans and most of them were highly dishonest. They charged more taxes than were due and kept the excess for themselves. In choosing His apostles, Jesus selected men from a […]

Daily Comfort : September 27 youdevotion.com/comfort/septem

> So all the elders of Israel gathered together and approached Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “Look, you are old, and your sons don’t follow your ways. So now appoint over us a king to lead us, just like all the other nations have.” — 1 Sam 8:4-5 NET

They meant that his old age made him inefficient as a ruler. It was a suggestion to him that he would better resign and let them choose some other ruler. They seem to have forgotten that he had grown old in their service; that they owed to him whatever of grandeur or real glory there was in their land. They forgot, also, that his years had brought him more wisdom, and had fitted him all the better to rule them, and that he could do more for them now–than ever he had done. Their conduct toward him was most ungrateful.

This fault is too common in our own days. We are lacking in reverence for the aged. We are too ready to ask them to step aside when they have grown gray in serving us, to make room for younger people to take up the work they have been doing so long and so faithfully.

We ought to venerate old age, especially when it has ripened in ways of righteousness and in service of self-denial for the good of others. Those who have given all their life to God’s service, ought to receive honor and affection from younger Christians. Often they are lonely; we know not what sorrows they have endured, what sad memories fill their hearts, how they crave sympathy and love. No sight is more beautiful, than that of a young person showing respect and homage to one who is old.

I'm not here to change society. I'm here to change myself. And invite you along in the process.

From thought to finger to keys,
The body makes it a breeze;
The slowest part is the mind,
Which usually runs behind.

Let the Games Begin | Power Line powerlineblog.com/archives/202

> ... until recent years the U.S. was widely described as a Christian country. No longer.

It never was, really. But the writer is correct that it is much further from it than ever. And probably not turning back.

Manasseh Humbling Himself before the Lord by Bob Hoekstra blueletterbible.org/devotional

> Now when he was in affliction, he implored the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, and prayed to Him; and He received his entreaty, heard his supplication, and brought him back to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD was God. (2 Chronicles 33:12-13)

The Chesterton bot was not as great as I expected.

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Sep. 27. Paul Ministers to Malta Natives

Acts 28:1-10 After the crew and passengers reached the land, they learned that they had reached Malta. It was a small island about sixty-five or seventy miles south of Sicily. The natives of Malta were very kind to the shipwrecked strangers. They immediately welcomed them with a fire to warm and dry themselves. As Paul […]

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One-line or one-sentence prayers

You can probably think of some prayers in the Bible that were only one sentence, can’t you? Add your favorite one in the comments, if you like. In the sermon on the mount, Jesus taught not to make long prayers in public in order to call attention to ourselves. Prayers can be short, and they […]

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A whole lot of shaking – Forthright Magazine forthright.net/2020/09/26/a-wh

> A recent Facebook post from a young Christian in Nepal read, “Another earthquake, already?!” This was in response to a moderate quake which once again shook that Himalayan nation. Readers may remember the massive earthquake of April, 2015 which devastated much of the country and resulted in almost ten thousand deaths and much structural damage. The population has strong memories of that event and even the slightest tremor causes deep anxiety and even terror.

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A whole lot of shaking

The predicted end of all created things makes it unmistakable that Jesus’ kingdom and covenant are the final stages of God’s history with humanity on this earth.

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Spirited singing may not always be spiritual

GERALD COWAN’S PERSONAL PERIODICALS Number 566 • September 25, 2020 SPIRITED SINGING MAY NOT ALWAYS BE SPIRITUAL Apostle Paul said, “I will sing with the spirit and I will sing with the understanding also” (1 Corinthians 14:15). I’m sure I would have enjoyed singing with Paul – I would be happy to let him lead, […]

A whole lot of shaking – Forthright Magazine forthright.net/2020/09/26/a-wh

> A recent Facebook post from a young Christian in Nepal read, “Another earthquake, already?!” This was in response to a moderate quake which once again shook that Himalayan nation. Readers may remember the massive earthquake of April, 2015 which devastated much of the country and resulted in almost ten thousand deaths and much structural damage. The population has strong memories of that event and even the slightest tremor causes deep anxiety and even terror.

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For Ezra had Set His Heart – Sermon Lines sermonlines.com/for-ezra-had-s

> Is a person just blessed to be selected from the world by God for great things … or does God use a person for great things because he selects God over the world?

For Ezra had Set His Heart – Sermon Lines sermonlines.com/for-ezra-had-s

> Is a person just blessed to be selected from the world by God for great things … or does God use a person for great things because he selects God over the world?

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