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Colossians 3:12-13

Colossians 3:12-13

12 "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."

After Thought

"He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven."

~Thomas Fuller

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Psalm 40:17

Psalm 40:17

But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.

After Thought

"I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvelous Presence."

~Christopher Columbus

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Romans 15:5-6

Romans 15:5-6

5 "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had, 6 so that with one mind and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6

After Thought

A burden shared is a burden that is lifted.

~Pastor Bob

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Matthew 9:36

Matthew 9:36

"When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd."

After Thought

At the Sochi Olympics US slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy naps with one of his adopted puppies and his Olympic silver medal.

"If you have men who will exclude any of God's creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men."

~St. Francis of Assisi

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Genesis 7:4

Genesis 7:4

"Seven days from now I will make the rains pour down on the earth. And it will rain for forty days and forty nights, until I have wiped from the earth all the living things I have created."

After Thought

The good news in the Old Testament story is that God had Noah build an ark, the symbol of salvation from judgment. In the New Testament salvation is provided through Christ. Paul wrote: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this is not ...

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