Monthly Archives: October 2013

October 31 – Praying for Authority

1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96 A number of years ago the joke was going around that someone ran for local political office not because they wanted to serve. They ran because they wanted to find out more about … Continue reading

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October 30 – The Worst

1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64 How do we see ourselves spiritually? Most of us look at ourselves in a pretty good light. I’ve heard many people say “I may not be the best, but I’m not the worst. … Continue reading

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October 29 – Hearing the Hard Truths

2 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 29-30; Psalm 119:1-32 I used to work with a group of people who went to the edge in all sorts of ways as teachers. They would do whatever it took to educate their students. They cared … Continue reading

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October 28 – My Favorite Holiday is Coming Soon!

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 We are getting close to my favorite holiday and already I can’t wait. I’m going to start celebrating today. No, I’m not wearing any disguises. I am going to be thanking God. I … Continue reading

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October 27 – Glorifying Jesus with My Life

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 “I’ll pray for you.” Those words sound so sincere and are so meaningful. But our promise is crowded out by the busyness of life. Later in the day we finally have a chance … Continue reading

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October 26 – Clergy Appreciation

1 Thessalonians 5; Isaiah 23-24; Psalm 116 October is Clergy appreciation month. A local Christian radio station has a prize package for the “Pastor of the day,” drawn from names submitted by parishioners. Many churches have times to honor their … Continue reading

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October 25 – It Ain’t About the Swag

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Flash and glitter. Bling blinb. Swag. That’s what makes it today. Whether they be sports figures, music idols or move stars people get excited about all those things. The athlete or entertainment figure … Continue reading

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October 24 – Our Growing Love

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13; Isaiah 17-19; Psalm 114 In America the tabloids follow the romantic efforts of stars from the first moment they lay eyes on each other, to their whirlwind romance and all the way through their messy divorces. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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October 23 – A Father’s Encouragement

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 Josh Sundquist is a professional speaker and comedian. He is also a former paralympian who gained entry into that competition because he lost a leg to cancer at the age of 9. He … Continue reading

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October 22 – Penalty Flags of Life

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 In 2012 the most highly penalized team in the NFL was the St. Louis Rams. Needless to say, they didn’t make the playoffs that year. Penalties drive coaches crazy. They kill your team’s … Continue reading

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