Monthly Archives: May 2014

May 31 – Whose Slave Are You?

Romans 6; 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 60 In a culture that believes in shadows and shades of gray the words of Paul are shocking. In a culture that believes in freedom, they are stroke inducing. We are either slaves of … Continue reading

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May 30 – Getting It All Together

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 How often do people say “I’ll follow Jesus someday; I just need to get my life straight first?”  Too often people have this misconception that God can only love us and let us … Continue reading

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May 29 – Impatience

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 Samuel was running a little late and Saul was getting nervous. The Philistines were gathering and might attack at any moment. Saul waited for Samuel to show and present the offering. Seven days … Continue reading

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May 28 – No Retirement from God’s Work

Romans 3:9-31; 1 Samuel 12; Psalm 57 Retirement is never an easy time, especially in God’s work. In fact, you don’t really retire from God’s work when you are truly working for Him; it’s more like you pass the torch. … Continue reading

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May 27 – An Unlikely King

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 People really are funny. Israel had lived under judges for many years. The last judge was Samuel and, as often happens with kids of the rich and/or the powerful, the kids didn’t live … Continue reading

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May 26 – Have We No Shame?

Romans 1:16-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16; Psalm 55 Paul lived in a time when there was no shame. People did whatever they liked, they indulged in any pleasure, and they engaged in licentious behavior and attributed their actions to one god … Continue reading

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May 25 – When All Else Fails

Romans 1:1-15; 1 Samuel 8; Psalm 54 Maybe it was just one event. Perhaps it was everything going wrong over a long period of time. You became hopeless. You railed at God. You screamed and cried and blamed God as … Continue reading

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May 24 – Any Situation is for God’s Glory

Acts 28:17-31; 1 Samuel 6-7; Psalm 53 As we end this journey through the book of Acts we see Paul doing what Paul had always done: he was proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. When he arrived in Rome he … Continue reading

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May 23 – From Murderer to god

Acts 28:1-16; I Samuel 4-5; Psalm 52 Paul had to deal with two different extremes in the way people looked at him. Many considered him to be evil. As the shipwrecked crew warmed themselves on the Isle of Malta a … Continue reading

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May 22 – Heed the Call

Acts 27:13-44; 1 Samuel 3; Psalm 51 Paul had warned them not to depart, but, impatient men that they were, they set sail at the wrong time of year. Now, they were fighting for their lives as the ship was … Continue reading

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