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Isaiah 40 is designed to take your focus away from everything else and consider the Sovereign Lord, the one true, living God.
  • DUNCAN/Spiritual discipline
    Please turn to 1 Timothy 4:6-8. In this passage, Paul turns his attention to Timothy to provide guidance regarding his ministry. However, even those passages that are directed to ministers have something to say to God's people because all of us are called to be good servants of the Lord. Specifically, there are five things that Paul tells Timothy that are important for his life and ministry. First, Paul tells Timothy that he will be ministering faithfully if he is aware of and warns the congregation about false teaching. Then
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Isaiah 40: 12-14
    In these verses we have rhetorical questions to help us understand the Lord’s attributes. Sadly, we aren’t inclined to dwell on the awesome attributes of God. We are nudged this way by the previous verses, which spoke of good news being spread widely and loudly (verse 9).
  • EDITORIAL/Landfill stench worsens
    A majority of Madison countians do not want a third landfill, but the developers are persisting to the point of almost bribing supervisors.
  • DUNCAN/The latter times
    Please turn to 1 Timothy 4:1-5. In this letter, Paul has described the local congregation of God's people as the pillar and ground of the truth. Furthermore, he has called the Church the assembly of the living God and the household of God. Although Paul believes in the hope which is set before him, and though he firmly believes in the glory that the local church is, he is also an ut
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Isaiah 40:9-11
    In verses 6-8, the Lord directed us to focus on men, their power and righteousness. He wants us to see that there is a reality beyond what we can see in external appearances. He compares men to the beauty of flowers; their glory is short-lived. There is no hope or future in trusting in yourself or men for salvation.
  • DUNCAN/Mystery of Godliness
    Please turn to 1 Timothy 3:14-16. In this great passage, Paul explains why it is significant that we ought to strive to live in accordance with God's instructions in Scripture about life and ministry in the local church. First, Paul tells us that we will never aspire to live in accordance with 
  • Isaiah 40 is a chapter to become very familiar with. You should become so acquainted with it that you can see how it connects to other parts of the Bible. Let the words dwell with you day by day. If you know this chapter well, you will know theology enough to be sound in the faith.
  • EDITORIAL/Better ambulance service
    Good news for those with medical emergencies in Gluckstadt.
  • The context of these words is the prophet speaking comfort to a people who have been displaced from their homes and exiled from the temple of the Lord. Isaiah had prophesied in Chapter 39 the future fall of Jerusalem at the hands of Babylon. 
  • BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVES/What God wants in deacons
    Please turn to 1 Timothy 3:8-13. In writing this letter, Paul was giving the Ephesian church God's vision for ministry in the local congregation as well as specific instructions that were to be followed by all churches. As a result, Paul addresses matters that are very practical yet spiritually significant as well. In verses 8-13, Paul describes the work of deacons and the moral character of deacons which he considers to be very important for the health and for the growth of a local congregation. As such, he addresses the job of deacons, the qualifications of deacons, and the reward of deacons in the local church. And while Paul does not describe the reason for deacons per se in this passage, the qualifications point to the job description and the job description points to the reason. Therefore, before discussing the job, qualifications, and reward of deacons, it is important to review what Scripture says about the reason for deacons.    
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