Author Archives: Don Merritt

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.

Diverse Motivations

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I … Continue reading

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Jailed with a Purpose

Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard and to everyone else that I … Continue reading

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Weekly Bible Study Notes: May 12, 2021

John 12:1-11 The scene for this text is set at six days before Passover when Jesus and his group reach Bethany.  This is also right after he has raised Lazarus from the tomb and Lazarus, Mary and Martha are in … Continue reading

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Paul misses his friends.

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of … Continue reading

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Letters From Jail

The Apostle Paul sat in jail. He had been arrested for his testimony about Jesus and the power of His Gospel; yep, there he was, chained up in jail alone, miserable, unhappy and afraid… or so we might have thought. … Continue reading

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For They Will Be Filled

I doubt that I need to discuss what it means to “hunger and thirst for righteousness” so let’s jump directly to what will become of the one who has no such desire. I think we can safely assume that the … Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon Notes: May 9, 2021

Title: The Image of God and Temptation  Text: Genesis 2:15-17 The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any … Continue reading

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For They Will Inherit the Earth

A person who is “meek” is often thought of as being resigned to their circumstances, even weak, but that really isn’t what is being described here. Those who are “meek” are those who understand that they are dependent upon God, … Continue reading

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Attitude is a Powerful Thing

Years ago, I had a management job in a company that had some issues.  There were things about the company that I didn’t much like, and things that were a lot of fun, so I suppose that like most jobs … Continue reading

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