Crown of Rejoicing :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #17

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming? 1 Thessalonians 2:19 I recently heard someone say (and I’m paraphrasing), “Don’t try to collect stuff here on Earth, God has a big pile of stuff waiting for you in heaven.” The statement made me cringe. The person was referring to Matthew 6:19-20, the passage about laying up treasures for yourself in heaven. Maybe I miss understood the man. Or maybe he wasn’t making himself very clear. But […]

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To Him be the Glory in The Church :: Quietly Through Thursday Link Up #16

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21 To Him be the glory in the church.  May God receive the glory in our congregations. In our homes. In our lives. May we recognize that the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ is the Creator. That he granted us breath and welcomes us into His family. May we recognize that […]

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Godly Sorrow Brings Repentance :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #15

“Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us. Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. See what this godly sorrow has produced in you: what earnestness, […]

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Hold Fast :: Quietly Through Thursday Link-up #14

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 Hold fast. Keep in memory. Keep secure. Keep firm possession of it. Retain it. Seize it. Stay your mind on it. Never let it go. Never forget the reason – the first reason — you fell in love with Jesus. Not the reason you started going to church. Not the reason […]

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The Potter and the Clay :: Quietly Through Thursday LinkUp #13

The Potter and the Clay 1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down to the potter’s house, and there he was, making something at the wheel. 4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter; so he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: 6 “O […]

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Quietly Through 1st John (Week 18) :: Confidence and Compassion in Prayer (1 John 5:14-17)

Good morning, friends, and thank you so much for poppin’ over for another week in 1st John. If you were here last week looking for a post, I’m sorry that I left you wondering what was going on. I wasn’t planning to take a week off from blogging, but I started a new job and I just didn’t have the time or energy to keep up with my writing schedule. Prayer, please. Anyway… here is week 18 of our study. Only one more to go and we will have studied John’s first epistle! Confidence and […]

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Reckon Yourselves :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

Reckon… to determine… to purpose… to decide. …reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:11 We are to reckon this truth. We are to be determined to believe it. We are to purposefully choose to live for God in Christ. We are to decide to not to continue in sin. Jesus paid for our sin. He died and rose so that we may live. So that we would be free from sin. Amen? Yes, of course amen! So why do I still sin? Why […]

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I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I will mention the lovingkindness of the LORD And the praises of the LORD, According to all that the LORD has bestowed on us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which He bestowed on them according to His mercies, According to the multitude of His lovingkindnesses. Isaiah 63:7 Lovingkindness, great goodness, mercies. Wonderful words that we all love to hear when talking about our Father’s love for us.  But if you’ve been reading Quietly Through your Bible you may be a little confused. Why? Because the passage just before these verses talk […]

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I Have Hope in God :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link-Up)

I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the in just. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men. (Acts 24:15-16) And after some days, when Felix came with his wife Drusilla, who was Jewish, he sent for Paul and heard him concerning the faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness, self-control, and the judgement to come, Felix was afraid and answered, “Go away for now; when I […]

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I Have Even Called You by Your Name :: Quietly Through Thursday (Plus Link Up)

“Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, So that the gates will not be shut:   ‘I will go before you And make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze And cut the bars of iron.   I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the Lord, Who call you by […]

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