Monthly Archives: August 2014

August 31 – Making God Weary

John 8:48-59; 2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Malachi 2:10-4:7 How many times have we heard people say that all religions are the same and all that’s important is that people believe something? If that’s true, that makes those ancient religions that practiced … Continue reading

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August 30 – The Slavery of Sin

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 How do you free people who don’t realize that they’re enslaved? Oh, sure, there are people who are obviously enslaved even today and if we can find a way to free them, we … Continue reading

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August 29 – Judgment – Not Condemnation

John 8:1-20; 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16; Zechariah 14 It’s a story everyone knows. A woman caught in adultery is brought before Jesus and by the time Jesus is finished, all the accusers slink away and the woman goes away unjudged and … Continue reading

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August 28 – Holy Confusion!

John 7:25-52; 1 Chronicles 29; Zechariah 13 As Jesus spoke and taught, some people were confused. His appearance in Jerusalem touched off a great debate about who He was. The religious leaders sought to kill Him, that was well known, … Continue reading

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August 27 – The Work Continues

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 As David recounted his blessings to the people his one regret was that God had not allowed him to build the Temple. Still, the desire was so strong he did all he could … Continue reading

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August 26 – No Where Else To Go

John 6:60-71; 1 Chronicles 25-26; Zechariah 11 Jesus spoke some difficult words to those following Him. The crowds couldn’t understand and most left.  “Then Jesus said to the twelve, ‘Do you also want to go away?’ But Simon Peter answered Him, ‘Lord, … Continue reading

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August 25 – Pleasing God

John 6:22-59; 1 Chronicles 24; Zechariah 10 People want to please God. That desire is inborn. We look at the world around us and realize that there must be someone who created this place. That belief causes a sense of … Continue reading

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August 24 – Why Settle?

Perhaps all of Jerusalem went wild when Jesus entered on the donkey because they expected Him to enter the city, accept His title and then become the warrior King. They didn’t expect His only aggression to be towards those who had turned the Temple into a religious Wal-Mart. Continue reading

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August 23 – Search For Truth

The Pharisees sought to do what God wanted. They were zealous in all that they did to be sure that they didn’t sin or transgress God’s commands. They studied the Scriptures diligently. But like men who discard diamonds as pieces of glass while they are digging for gold, the Pharisees missed the point of the Scriptures. Continue reading

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August 22 – Worship or a “God Thing?”

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 People checked with the priests to find out just how they should do their “religious thing” after the Exile. The big question was whether or not they were supposed to fast and mourn … Continue reading

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