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Freedom & Responsibility

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13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. 14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as...

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What Matters Most

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He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly (or prudently) with your God. (Micah 6:8) But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. (Matthew 6:33) Read...

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COMMUNITY in the Wilderness

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30 Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the Israelites, are my people, declares the Sovereign Lord. (Ezekiel 34:30)   Sam heard his doorbell ring and answered the door. A lady stood there with a package from Amazon Prime. Sam...

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SECURITY in the Wilderness

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Ezekiel 34:25 25I will make a covenant of peace with them and rid the land of savage beasts so that they may live in the wilderness and sleep in the forests in safety.   Ezekiel 34:28 28 They will no longer be plundered by the nations, nor will wild animals devour...

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SCARCITY in the Wilderness

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The word “wilderness” when translated, is mentioned almost 300 times in the bible. It is often a reference to a wild field where wild animals live. A wilderness is mostly uncultivated, uninhabited, and unsafe. Sometimes you may find yourself in the wilderness of...

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Celebrate the Gift of Life

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I greeted my brother Calvin one day and asked how he was doing. He responded, “I’m doing great; I woke up this morning.” I am not sure when I first heard my brother say this, but I have since realized that this is his regular response when I greet him. To say that you are doing...

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