Monthly Archives: February 2013

February 28 – The Power of the Tongue

Matthew 8:1-13; Exodus 39:1-40:38; Proverbs 18 There is so much power in the words we speak. Just the way we choose our words can make the same content in a sentence appear to be a compliment or an insult. “You’re … Continue reading

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February 27 – Our Unique Faith

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 What is it that makes a writer worth reading? A good writer makes us want to read because they take the same 26 letters (assuming we are talking about the English language) that everyone … Continue reading

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February 26 – Seeking True Wealth

Matthew 6:19-34; Exodus 35:1-36:38; Proverbs 16 Little children immediately understand how to play parents against each other: if mom says “No” they go ask dad. If dad says “No” they go ask mom. At a young age it’s not so … Continue reading

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February 25 – When

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33:1-34:35; Proverbs 15 If you study many different religions it might be startling to realize that some of the basic practices are common among most religious belief systems. Most religious systems will teach you to take care … Continue reading

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February 24 – Dealing with Enemies

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 When countries are at war the leaders seek to dehumanize those living in the opposing country or countries. Derogatory nicknames are created to apply to everyone who is from that country. Soldiers are warned … Continue reading

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February 23 – Hope!

Matthew 5:1-20; Exodus 28:1-29:46; Proverbs 13 Langston Hughes wrote a poem called “A Dream Deferred” in which he asked what happened to a dream deferred. One possible answer was, “Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?” (You … Continue reading

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February 22 – The Replacements

Matthew 4; Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12 In 1987 the NFL players went on strike after the second game of the season. The owners scrambled to put together teams of replacement players. They ended up cancelling one game and playing 3 … Continue reading

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February 21 – Confidences

Matthew 3; Exodus 24; Proverbs 11 “This was told to me in confidence, so make sure you don’t tell anyone else….” Ever have anyone start to tell you something with that disclaimer? I have. The correct response is, “So why … Continue reading

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February 20 – Taking Commands

Matthew 2; Exodus 22:1-23:33; Proverbs 10 In the movie Patton an offensive led by General Omar Bradley is not going well. Gen Bradley goes to the front to see what’s happening and as he ducks behind cover another soldier joins … Continue reading

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February 19 – True Wisdom

Matthew 1; Exodus 20:1-21:36; Proverbs 9 Do you know people that are highly intelligent but they have no common sense? The “absent-minded professor” is almost a cliché in movies and literature. There are many people in life who are like … Continue reading

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