Monthly Archives: January 2015

January 31 – Learning to Serve

Luke 22:39-71; Genesis 40; Psalm 31 I’ve always been intrigued by the story of Joseph. He was definitely a child of privilege. He grew up the favorite son of a very wealthy man and he made sure his other brothers … Continue reading

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January 30 – True Greatness

Luke 22:1-38; Genesis 39; Psalm 30 I have always had dreams of being successful when I grow up. Greatness still calls me. The problem is that reality has set in. I’ve grown a lot older. “Greatness” as most people see … Continue reading

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January 29 – Facing Persecution

Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29 I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been persecuted for my faith. I can’t say that I’ve even been harassed. I have been fortunate so far while brothers and sisters in Christ are being … Continue reading

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January 28 – Let’s Sing!

Luke 20:27-47; Genesis 37; Psalm 28 As I struggle through life, I find that God is constantly guiding me and protecting me – usually from myself. Even in difficult times, I tend to sing and rejoice and I believe that … Continue reading

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January 27 – Seek Mercy

Luke 20:1-26; Genesis 35:1-36:43; Psalm 27 As I think back about some of my prayers, I am aghast at the arrogance I had. I have come to God as though He owed me because of my goodness and demanded Him … Continue reading

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January 26 – Leaders

Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26 I’m always annoyed by those purveyors of the gospel who forget that the job of a pastor, or any leader, is to help people develop their relationship with God. When they share the gospel, … Continue reading

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January 25 – What Would You Do?

Luke 19:1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25 Yes, I’ve tried them. About the only thing I would do for a Klondike Bar is pay the money, unwrap it and eat it. If you’ve seen the commercials, they ask what you would … Continue reading

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January 24 – Dependency

Luke 18:18-43; Genesis 31; Psalm 24 I tend to be demanding at times. I want things my own way. I expect others to change their ways to do things my way. It may seem like independent thinking, but I’m actually … Continue reading

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January 23 – The Children

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 One of the reasons I like teaching is because I love to see kids learn and grow. I prefer teaching middle school because, even though I don’t often see kids change while I’m working … Continue reading

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January 22 – Future Generations

Luke 17; Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22 As a follower of Christ, I am ready, in fact I am looking forward to the return of Jesus. The Christian Church has lived with that expectation for almost 2000 years. That belief lends … Continue reading

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