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Becoming Kingdom-Minded

Jesus, when laying out how to pray to his disciples, first talked about praying for the kingdom. “Your kingdom come.Your will be doneOn earth as it is in heaven.” (Matthew 6:10) There are two Greek words that grab… Read More

Two Standing

There is a parable found in Luke 18. In the parable two men went to the temple to pray. The first was a Pharisee (religious leader of the day). “The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God,… Read More

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God is Primarily Interested in Our Growth

As humans we worry about many things. But there is one thing on the mind of God concerning us: our growth – or maturity if you will. So I say let’s push aside the things that hinder growth… Read More

Raised with Christ and Setting Affections Above

“If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.” (Colossians 3:1,2) The… Read More


Simplicity of Christ

In the second chapter of Colossians the Apostle Paul gives a firm warning to the church there. “Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles… Read More


Come Up and See As I See

Subtitle: Subtitle: Lessons from the Prophet Habakkuk – Part 1 The prophet Habakkuk lived in a very difficult time. Sin and corruption were rampant in Israel. The prophet starts off with asking the Lord a question: “O Lord,… Read More

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Hope – Accessing Its Treasure

By Roderick Breem The book of Colossians opens up with Paul stating his thankfulness for the believers at Colosse. One of the big reasons he gave thanks for them was because he saw a treasure that was stored… Read More

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Be Holy, For I am Holy

By Roderick Breem Notice the command is to “be” holy and not to act holy. For some reason the word holy has gotten a bad rap. But it simply means to set something (or someone) apart for sacred… Read More

Melchizedek and Abraham

The Order of Melchizedek

Subtitle: The King-Priest By Roderick Breem In Genesis chapter 14 we find the brother of Abraham, lot, being taken into captivity. There was a war between rival kings in the area and Lot got caught. Abraham sent out… Read More

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Kings and Priests

By Roderick Breem In Christian circles we throw around the terms “kings and priests” rather lightly. Positionally, all believers are truly kings and priests in God’s sight. We cannot simply brush past these truths without pausing and considering… Read More