Monthly Archives: September 2018

September 30 – What If We Followed Paul’s Example?

Isaiah 9-10 Ephesians 3 “I ask the Father in his great glory to give you the power to be strong inwardly through his Spirit. I pray that Christ will live in your hearts by faith and that your life will … Continue reading

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September 29 – Destroying the Walls

Isaiah 7-8 Ephesians 2 “But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away from God are brought near through the blood of Christ’s death. Christ himself is our peace. He made both Jewish people and those who are not … Continue reading

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September 28 – Living as Good Citizens

Isaiah 5-6 Ephesians 1 “I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings … Continue reading

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September 27 – Living in Grace for Eternal Life

Isaiah 3-4 Galatians 6 “Do not be fooled: You cannot cheat God. People harvest only what they plant. If they plant to satisfy their sinful selves, their sinful selves will bring them ruin. But if they plant to please the … Continue reading

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September 26 – What If We Loved Each Other Like Jesus Commanded?

Isaiah 1-2 Galatians 5 “The whole law is made complete in this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as you love yourself.’ If you go on hurting each other and tearing each other apart, be careful, or you will completely destroy … Continue reading

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September 25 – Weak and Useless Rules

Song of Solomon 6-8 Galatians 4 “In the past you did not know God. You were slaves to gods that were not real. But now you know the true God. Really, it is God who knows you. So why do … Continue reading

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September 24 – Painting a Unique Masterpiece – Not a Paint-by-Numbers Copy

Song of Solomon 4-5 Galatians 3 “Tell me this one thing: How did you receive the Holy Spirit? Did you receive the Spirit by following the law? No, you received the Spirit because you heard the Good News and believed … Continue reading

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September 23 – Your Money’s No Good Here

Song of Solomon 1-3 Galatians 2 “Yet we know that a person is made right with God not by following the law, but by trusting in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus, that we … Continue reading

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September 22 – There Is No Christianity 1.1 or 2.0

Ecclesiastes 10-12 Galatians 1 “God, by his grace through Christ, called you to become his people. So I am amazed that you are turning away so quickly and believing something different than the Good News. Really, there is no other … Continue reading

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September 21 – The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth

Ecclesiastes 7-9 2 Corinthians 13 “We cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.” (2 Corinthians 13:8 NCV) As Paul wrapped up his defense of the gospel he left the Corinthians with two things to consider. The … Continue reading

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