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Pastor Ron Dazell

Praying like Paul

  Philippians 1:3-5 – I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. One of the best ways to learn to pray is to pray with people

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Grace and peace to you

  Philippians 1:2 – Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace and peace to you.  Grace is from the word, charis.  It is the root for charity, and it was a customary greeting of the day.  It simply meant “greetings” or “favor.”  Peace was a similar greeting

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Our identity in Christ

  We often find a great deal of identity in our work.  It is common when two people meet to ask, “So what do you do for a living?”  This is understandable, because we spend a great deal of time at work.  However, I like the way Paul chooses to find his identity in Jesus

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Greet each other with a holy kiss

  2 Corinthians 13:12 – Greet one another with a holy kiss. Several friends have recently used horns to greet me.  One honked a car horn while driving past the church, and another sped past me on a motorcycle and beeped while I was staining a deck.  They did not have to do it.  They

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Pastor Ron Dazell

Truth and Love

  1 Peter 3:15 – But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect. I was taught 1 Peter 3:15 and encouraged to memorize it

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Pastor Ron Dazell

A word for the wise

  Proverbs 15:2 – The tongue of the wise makes knowledge appealing, but the mouth of a fool belches out foolishness. Proverbs 15:2 has hung around as one of my favorites for a number of years.  The tongue is one of our most powerful tools.  Our words are capable of affirming the value of our

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