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Jym Shorts - December 27, 2018

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Good afternoon (or morning or evening… or whenever you may be taking some time to read this), Beloved! I hope that this e-newsletter finds you all doing well. This year is rapidly coming to an end and as with so many years gone by, many of you may be looking for ways to develop a more...

Jym Shorts - December 20, 2018

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By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept when we remembered Zion. There on the poplars we hung our harps, for there our captors asked us for songs, our tormentors demanded songs of joy; they said, “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!” How can we sing the songs of the Lord while in a...

Jym Shorts - December 13, 2019

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For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. -John 1:16 The above passage from John’s Gospel is from the English Standard Version. I like this translation best for John 1:16. The New International Version 2011 says it this way: “Out of his fullness we have all...

Jym Shorts - December 6, 2018

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This Sunday marks the second Sunday of Advent 2018. For those of you celebrating the season, I hope that you are sensing a renewed fellowship and closeness in your walk of faith. I have been spending quite a bit of time in my own devotions in Paul’s letter to the Galatians, reading it...

Jym Shorts - November 29, 2018

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I have written in this column previously about a practice in my home when I was growing up that was, as far as I know, unique to my own mother. During the first week of Advent each year, she would take lipstick and write scripture verses and yuletide expressions on the mirrors of our home... and...

Jym Shorts - November 15, 2018

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Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!  - 1 Chronicles 16:34 The Thanksgiving holiday has been with us here in America almost as long as our nation has existed. George Washington was the first president to recommend that...

Jym Shorts - November 8, 2018

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One of my favorite preachers from the past is A.W. Tozer. Tozer was a Missionary Alliance pastor, a gifted writer, and a well-known preacher in the middle of the 20th century. He was a strong advocate for the "sacramental quality of everyday living." Tozer wanted Christian men and women to...

Jym Shorts - November 1, 2018

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For this is the will of God, your sanctification.  -1 Thessalonians 4:3 This Sunday we will take up the difficult topic of purity in our Life in the Church series. Our text will come from Hebrews 13:4: “Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled...

Jym Shorts - October 25, 2018

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All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. -2 Timothy 3:16-17 God teaches us in the verses above that his word is sufficient for EVERY good...

Jym Shorts - October 18, 2018

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In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses…   -Ephesians 1:7 Lately I have been asked more than once about the necessity of forgiving ourselves. This seems to be a common theme in many self-proclaimed Christian books that are on the market...

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