fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted;

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  Jude is an aggressive little letter. Basically it says there is a real struggle between those who are devoted to Christ because he is their hope, and those who are “devoted to Christ” for unhealthy reasons. When I was in seminary I remember a young pastor being taunted at a pastors’ breakfast on a Monday morning. He had asked one of the middle aged men (they seemed old to me back then) why they were teaching from a modern book instead of scripture. The laughed at him for ‘just …

Blessed Hope

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  For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. Declare these things; exhort and rebuke with all authority. Let no one …

Faith, Love – Hope. Ephesians

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Ephesians 1:7-10 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, (8) which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight (9) making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ (10) as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. We Christians are very aware of forgiveness by his grace. We sing about it and …