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Hate Encouraged

December 5th, 2015 · No Comments

Jude verse 23 (New Living Translation) Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives. Interesting balancing act here. Then again, life is made interesting by these occasions when we walk along the top of a […]

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Ungodly Men (Entertainers?)

April 20th, 2014 · No Comments

Jude 1:16 (New English Translation) These people are grumblers and fault-finders who go wherever their desires lead them, and they give bombastic speeches, enchanting folks for their own gain. These are, from verse 4, ungodly men who have turned turned the grace of our God into a license for evil. Verse 16 is one description […]

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Mercy

February 19th, 2012 · No Comments

Jude verse 22 (New Living Translation) And you must show mercy to those whose faith is wavering. God shows me mercy – lots of it. On some occasions, I am to show mercy to others. Well, that one is a bit tougher. I mean, I am not God and I don’t have as much mercy as […]

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Waterless Clouds

January 3rd, 2010 · No Comments

Jude verse 12 (Holman Christian Standard Bible) These are the ones who are like dangerous reefs at your love feasts. They feast with you, nurturing only themselves without fear. They are waterless clouds carried along by winds; trees in late autumn – fruitless, twice dead, pulled out by the roots, Jude is writing to Christians […]

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