Monthly Archives: January 2021

Settle the Differences, Build the Relationship

January 16 – Matthew 5:25-26 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge … Continue reading

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Jesus on Trial in the Sanhedrin – Mark 14:53-72

This year I’ve sought to add daily devotionals – which is going back to my roots, and improve the quality of my writing. To do that, I’ve started working with an amazing editor, my wife, who proofreads and offers suggestions … Continue reading

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But First, Be Reconciled

January 15 (Matthew 5:23-24 NIV) “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24. leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and … Continue reading

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What Are You Saying?

January 14 (Matthew 5:21-22 NIV) 21. “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22. But I tell you that anyone who is … Continue reading

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Great in the Kingdom of Heaven

January 13 (Matthew 5:19-20 NIV) 19. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be … Continue reading

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“…Until Everything is Accomplished.”

January 12, 2021 (Matthew 5:17-18 NIV) 17. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18. For truly I tell you, until heaven … Continue reading

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A Light to a Dark World

January 11, 2021 (Matthew 5:14-16 NIV) 14. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it … Continue reading

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Quick Note

While I try to get my devotionals written the day before, it’s a bit more of a challenge to be ready for Monday’s devotional since I have to take my computer to church. I don’t want to set it up … Continue reading

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Pass the Salt, Please

January 10 (Matthew 5:13 NIV) 13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and … Continue reading

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Praying in the Garden

This week we look at Jesus praying in the garden at Gethsemane. I found it interesting to discover what Gethsemane really means: do you know? I’ll let you know. I’ve also begun the process of using other people to read … Continue reading

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