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Going Along With The Crowd

“Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. (Ex 23:2a NIV)

In Istanbul, Turkey, in 2005, one sheep jumped off a cliff and then nearly 1,500 others followed. In the end, about one-third of them died.


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Accept One Another

Today’s scripture: Romans 15:7 – “Therefore, accept one another just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.”

Hidden away in Romans 15 are some writings that we may have a tendency to skip over on occasion; Romans 15:7 is one of those. This command seems secondary to such other passages in Romans. However, it seems to me that this verse is the embodiment of the theology Paul carefully constructs in the first half of Romans. It answers the question, “What does theology look like?” This verse touches so many themes throughout Romans; for instance, let’s consider “grace.”


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The Prayer Of Our High Priest # 10

“I do not ask You to take them out of the world, but to keep them from the evil one (John 17:15).
Jesus does not ask the Father to take His believers out of the world, but to keep us from the evil one. Today many believers discount Satan. While it is true that he isn’t all knowing, all powerful, or everywhere, Satan does attempt to lead believers away from Jesus.


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