Monthly Archives: July 2014

July 31 – Treason!

1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Kings 11; Micah 2 Judah was experiencing dark days. Ahaziah, described as a son-in-law of the House of Ahab was king for only a year when Jehu, acting under God’s command, killed him. Ahaziah’s mother Athaliah … Continue reading

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Rwanda – Day 4

Today was an early wake up day becaus we had to get on the road early,. Kageyo is a long way away! Even though we were serving all of the kids lunch today we made our own lunches. They weren’t … Continue reading

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July 30 – Decision Point

1 Corinthians 15:1-34; 2 Kings 10; Micah 1 Sometimes it seems like the future hinges on one decision. “Do I say ‘yes,’ or do I say ‘no?’” Paul put that type of decision in front of the Corinthians when he … Continue reading

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Rwanda – Day 3

I woke up early and couldn’t go back to sleep so I went into the eating area to work on yesterday’s post about the trip. I’m running a day behind on my writing and was hoping to get caught up. … Continue reading

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July 29 – God’s Horrible Mercy

“So he prayed to the Lord, and said, ‘Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!'” (Jonah 4:2-3) God has this “horrible” sense of mercy that causes him to seek ways to bring all people back to Him. Continue reading

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Rwanda – Day 2

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Rwanda – Day 1

Sunday – Day 1 of our trip to Rwanda. Today would be a day of worship. One of the things that I have been looking forward to was worshiping with brothers and sisters in Christ in a different culture. We … Continue reading

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July 28 – Prophesy!

After finishing the “love chapter” Paul continues his teaching by noting the need to teach, or prophesy. “But he who prophecies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. He who speaks in a tongue edifies himself, but he who prophesies edifies the church.” Paul reminds the Corinthians that it’s “not all about you.” Which is better for the work of the church – somebody strengthening themselves or somone strengthening each and every member of the church? Continue reading

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Rwanda – The Journey

The journey to Rwanda began long before we left the house. Our trip this year began a few years ago when we sponsored a child through Africa New Life Ministries. Africa New Life was formed after the genocide in 2001 … Continue reading

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July 27 – Reporting Good News

They started hauling off the loot and then realized there was a city full of starving people. “Then they said to one another, ‘We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.'” The hopeless situation became one of joy and hope to the people. Continue reading

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