Together in the Word

August 2018

Together in the Word - August 26, 2018

The psalmist wrote, “Oh, how I love your law!”(Psalm 119:97). The scripture readings for this week give us, too, good reasons to love God's law. That law shows us how to thank the God who redeemed us from sin, death and the devil. It guides us in every situation. It identifies the beginning of evil―our own hearts. Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal and/or family devotional use.   God bless you, as you hear and...

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Together in the Word - August 19, 2018

God’s Word is not always easy to believe. There are some difficult words that we run up against as we read through our Bible, ideas that seem so contrary to our “modern way of thinking.” We shouldn’t think, however, that these words were any easier to believe back in Bible times. They weren’t. God’s people have always been faced with the difficult words of God. That’s why Jesus gives us the Bread of Life, that we might be led to set aside our worldly...

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Together in the Word - August 12, 2018

Living as a Christian is hard. The devil places many obstacles in our way, all of which lead to sin and unbelief. But by his death in our place (by losing!), Jesus defeated Satan. The risen Christ gives us a way out of every temptation (1 Corinthians 10:13). Most of all, our Savior gives us the Bread of Life, his promises of forgiveness and eternal rescue. As we nourish our faith on this Bread of Life, Jesus will give us boldness to fight our spiritual enemies. Here is this week's...

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Together in the Word - August 5, 2018

Have you ever faced a frustrating, seemingly impossible task? For Christians, believing all of Jesus’ promises and loving others as he loves us sometimes seems out of the question. In this week's lessons, though, we see how Jesus gives us the ability to fulfill impossible tasks by giving us the Bread of Life. Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing (John 15:5). But with God, nothing is impossible (Luke1:37). Here is this week's "Together in the Word" for your personal...

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