Monthly Archives: April 2015

April 29 – A Righteous Life

Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29 What does a life of righteousness look like? We all tend to have our own ideas of what people who live righteously should be doing. Usually those ideas coincide with the way we live … Continue reading

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April 28 – The Voice of a god….

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 Our country has changed quite a bit in recent years. From our inception as a country there was an understanding that morality was based upon an objective standard. The basis of that objective standard … Continue reading

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April 27 – What’s In a Name?

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 You know how nicknames start. Ours was probably meant as an insult at first. We were originally known as “Followers of the Way,” or “Followers of Christ.” As the gospel spread in Antioch, though, … Continue reading

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April 26 – The Vastness of God

(Note: I delayed writing this yesterday until after church – then never wrote it. That’s why the date seems wrong. I will write today’s thoughts later today.) Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 Have you ever had someone tell you … Continue reading

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April 25 – Not the Culture Club

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 There is a bit of cultural arrogance in every culture. “The way we do it is best,” is at least thought by just about everyone at one time or another. It really gets bad … Continue reading

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April 24 – Spiritual Guidance From Han Solo

Acts 10:1-33; Joshua 7-8; Job 24 In the movie Star Wars: A New Hope – the first movie which is also known as Star Wars 4 – Han Solo utters some amazing spiritual advice. As the Millennium Falcon escapes the … Continue reading

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April 23 – Encouragers

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 Teamwork is a concept we don’t really understand in the United States. Sure, we root for our favorite sports teams, but let’s face it – we’re individualists. Some of us change “favorite teams” as … Continue reading

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April 22 – Hopeless Cases

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 Have you ever seen a “hopeless case?” You know the kind of person I mean. From a Christian perspective a “hopeless case” is someone so evil and so enmeshed in their religious beliefs that … Continue reading

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April 21 – Be Strong and Courageous

Acts 8:26-40; Joshua 1-2; Job 21 I always laugh when people talk about my “religion being a crutch.” They imply that following God is for the weak minded who can’t think on their own. Have you ever run into someone … Continue reading

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April 20 – Passion!

Acts 8:1b-25; Deuteronomy 33-34; Job 20 The death of Stephen was a watershed moment. Until that time, the new followers of Christ were tolerated in Jerusalem. His preaching, which cut the heart of the Jewish leaders when he accused them … Continue reading

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