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Reconciled Devotion

  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 1

    “And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.” Acts 4:33 The big idea for this week’s sermon (The Christian life is personal, but it is not private) reminds me...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 2

    “But Peter and John answered them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.’” Acts 4:19-20 The message for believers in...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 3

    “If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.” Philemon 18 The Apostle Paul was generous. He was generous with a distinct purpose in mind—the restoration of a relationship. We’d all say we want our lives to be characterized...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 4

    “Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common.” Acts 4:32 Perhaps this passage causes you to wonder...

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  • Reconciled Week 4- Day 5

    “And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak you word with all boldness, while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” Acts 4:29-30...

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  • Reconciled Week 3- Day 1

    “So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.” Philemon 17-18 It’s a new year! Maybe you enjoyed some Christmas cookies, chocolates, or even...

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  • Reconciled Week 3- Day 2

    “I thank my God always when I remember you in my prayer…For I have derived much joy and comfort from your love, my brother, because the hearts of the saints have been refreshed through you.” Philemon 4,7 “Good morning!” “It’s a beautiful day!” It only...

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  • Reconciled Week 3- Day 3

    “If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account. I, Paul, write this with my own hand: I will repay it—to say nothing of your owing me even your own self.” Philemon 18-19 Have you ever watched a...

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  • Reconciled Week 3- Day 4

    “…he took a present for his brother Esau, two hundred female goats and twenty male goats, two hundred ewes and twenty rams, thirty milking camels and their calves, forty cows and ten bulls, twenty female donkeys and ten male donkeys.” Genesis 32:13-15 “Pastor, I can’t...

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  • Reconciled Week 3- Day 5

    “If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” Romans 12:18 A football coach once told his team, “Line up alphabetically by height.” He also said, “Pair up in groups of three.” Then he told them to, “Line up in a...

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  • Reconciled Week 2- Day 1

    “So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.” Philemon 17-18 The Apostle Paul urged his friend Philemon to welcome a former servant, Onesimus...

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  • Reconciled Week 2- Day 2

    “For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” Ephesians 2:18 All three persons of the Trinity are involved in the work of reconciliation. Let’s think today about the involvement of God the Father. It was the love of the Father...

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  • Reconciled Week 2- Day 3

    “…he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.” Colossians 1:22 If the Father has reconciled us through His plan to send Jesus, then Jesus has reconciled us through...

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  • Reconciled Week 2- Day 4

    “When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. 20 For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit...

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  • Reconciled Week 2- Day 5

    “…I appeal to you for my child, Onesimus.” Philemon 10 The Father had a plan. By coming to earth, living a perfect life, sacrificing that life on a cross to pay the penalty of our sin, the Son executed the Father’s plan of redemption. And...

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  • Reconciled Week 1- Day 1

    “Formerly he was useless to you, but now he is indeed useful to you and to me.” Philemon 11 In high school, I had a friend who was an amazing athlete. As a freshman, the varsity soccer and football coaches got into a fight over...

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  • Reconciled Week 1- Day 2

    “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.” James 1:19-20 Many years ago, an executive working for John D. Rockefeller made a very...

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  • Reconciled Week 1- Day 3

    “Accordingly, though I am bold enough in Christ to command you to do what is required, yet for love’s sake I prefer to appeal to you.” Philemon 8-9 Growing up, the question, “Do you want to_____?” was a common one in my household. » “Do you...

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  • Reconciled Week 1- Day 4

    “There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6 Stories are...

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  • Reconciled Week 1- Day 5

    “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.” Matthew 18:15 Conflict is inevitable as humans live with each other; it’s how we deal with conflict that...

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