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Christianity

This is an upper-level category for A Clay Jar. It encompasses all of the posts that are related to Christianity. This includes small Bible devotionals, longer book and topic studies, and larger theological posts.

A tale of two fates

A Tale of Two Fates – Revelation 6:11, 16-17

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When you leave this life behind, your future is sealed. Will you join those who gave their lives to the Lamb? Or face the wrath of God?

Chosen because of God's great love

Chosen Because of God’s Great Love – Deuteronomy 7:6-8

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We have been chosen by God, not because we are somehow worthy–we are not. But because of who God is and what he has done for us.

Give us today our daily bread

Give Us Today Our Daily Bread – Matthew 6:11

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Ultimately, “give us today our daily bread” comes down to trust. Trust that God will provide for us each day. And acting on that trust.

To the one who conquers

To the One Who Conquers – Revelation 3:21

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There is no promise that life will be easy for Jesus’ followers. In fact, just the opposite is true. But be faithful you will conquer.

Consider carefully that the Lord is God

Carefully Consider that the Lord Is God – Deuteronomy 4:39

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Carefully consider the implications that the Lord is God. Will we be faithful to him and experience the blessings? Or face the consequences?

The victory is already yours

The Victory Is Already Yours – Deuteronomy 3:1-3

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When God calls you into battle, trust that he has already given you the victory. All you need to do is claim it. So join in the battle.

Wrapped in the love of God

Wrapped in the Love of God – Jude 1:1-2

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The picture here is of God, our heavenly Father, with his arms wrapped tightly around us. His embrace assures us of his love.

An extended time-out

An Extended Time-out – Deuteronomy 1:2-3

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How often do we find ourselves wandering around in the wilderness, in time-out, because we have chosen not to obey God's leading?

The triumphal entry

The Triumphal Entry – Matthew 21:9

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Jesus has a kingdom much greater than anything this world has ever seen. And all who come to the cross have a place in his kingdom.

God live in us, if we love one another

God Lives in Us If We Love One Another – 1 John 4:12

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As I love others, God’s love flows through me. And it does not leave me unchanged. It will work to transform me into the image of Christ.

Following a different gospel

Following a Different Gospel – Galatians 1:6

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The gospel of the New Testament was not just a set of beliefs or a matter of saying a sinner's prayer. It was a way of life,

A thorn in your side

A Thorn in Your Side – Numbers 33:52, 55

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The idols in our lives are like thorns in the flesh, hindering our walk with the Lord and keeping us from experiencing his fullness.

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