Monthly Archives: April 2018

April 30 – Giving: Attitude Beats Amount

1 Kings 8-9 Luke 21:1-19 “As Jesus looked up, he saw some rich people putting their gifts into the Temple money box. Then he saw a poor widow putting two small copper coins into the box. He said, ‘I tell … Continue reading

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April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

(Published late at night because – Sunday and church obligations make it hard to write this earlier!) 1 Kings 6-7 Luke 20:27-47 “Jesus said to them, ‘On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be … Continue reading

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April 28 – About This God and Caesar Thing

1 Kings 3-5 Luke 20:1-26 “Jesus said to them, ‘Then give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and give to God the things that are God’s.’” (Luke 20:25 NCV) Taxes are a sore subject with most people. Most people … Continue reading

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April 27 – Learning to Live in Peace

(The long delay today was due to a trip to MD Anderson for my wife’s 6-month cancer checkup. She got a good report.) 1 Kings 1-2 Luke 19:28-48 “As Jesus came near Jerusalem, he saw the city and cried for … Continue reading

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April 26 – All You Really Need Is (A Changed) Heart

2 Samuel 23-24 Luke 19:1-27 “But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘I will give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I will pay back four times more.’” (Luke 19:8 NCV) There … Continue reading

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April 25 – We Use God’s Blessings to Bless Others

2 Samuel 21-22 Luke 18:24-43 “When the people heard this, they asked, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus answered, ‘The things impossible for people are possible for God.’” (Luke 18: 26-27 NCV) Jesus’s reaction to the rich young ruler startled … Continue reading

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April 24 – When You Follow the Checklist and it Ain’t Enough

2 Samuel 19-20 Luke 18:1-23 “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘There is still one more thing you need to do. Sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. … Continue reading

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April 23 – Proclaiming the Kingdom of God

2 Samuel 16-18 Luke 17:20-37 “Some of the Pharisees asked Jesus, ‘When will the kingdom of God come?’ Jesus answered, ‘God’s kingdom is coming, but not in a way that you will be able to see with your eyes. People … Continue reading

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April 22 – Don’t Forget to Thank God

2 Samuel 14-15 Luke 17:1-19 “When one of them saw that he was healed, he went back to Jesus, praising God in a loud voice. Then he bowed down at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (And this man was a … Continue reading

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April 21 – You Get to Choose Your Reward!

2 Samuel 12-13 Luke 16 “Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with a little is dishonest with a lot. If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, then … Continue reading

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