God’s Masterpieces

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. The Grand Rapids Art Museum has over 5,000 works of art, including 3,500 prints, drawings, and photographs; 1,000 works of...
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Jesus – The Great Stone

1 Peter 2:6 – Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded. 1 Peter 2:4-8 presents the Lord Jesus as three stones: a “living stone,” a “precious corner...
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True Unity

John 17:23 – I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. Three times Jesus prays for the unity of the church. What is this unity? There is an effort that has...
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I Know I Can

Ephesians 3:20 – Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Remember the story of The Little Engine That Could? That determined little train climbed the steep hill by chanting positivel...
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The Dwelling Place

Psalm 90:2 – Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. In this psalm Moses begins by declaring that God has been the dwelling place of people in all generations. What is a...
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The Temple of God

2 Corinthians 6:16 – “…for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.” The tabernacle of the Old Testament was revered as God’s holy dwelling place. The priests...
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The Breath of God

Job 33:4 – “The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” It’s the breath of God that brought the first man to life. And it’s the Lord who continues to sustain each of us in this generation. Job’s fourth friend, Elihu, understood...
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Blessings for Today

Psalm 68:19 – “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” Children eagerly look forward to their birthdays because they know they’ll be loaded with tons of gifts from family and friends. It’s an interesting similarity we...
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Sprout Up

Isaiah 61:11 – “…as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to sprout up before all the nations.” It’s a well known phrase, “You reap what you sow.” When you sow a mango seed, you expect a mango...
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Strength From Above

2 Timothy 2:1 – “Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” It’s always beautiful to see the innocent confidence small children have in their parents. Kids may be small, weak and unable to carry out the task at hand. But that doesn’t...
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