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The Perils of Wealth and the Wealth of the Resurrection

As we read these verses, we’re reminded that the resurrection wasn’t an afterthought of the disciples used to explain why they still followed Jesus after He was crucified; it was a pivotal teaching of Jesus. He taught them about it again and again. If the disciples were trying to sugar coat things, or make themselves look good, they would have written gospels that showed their faith in the resurrection and not the doubt and confusion at the cross. Continue reading

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August 8 – Attitudes in Giving

2 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 22:1-23:35; Nahum 3 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to bless you … Continue reading

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January 13 – Cleansing Our Thoughts and Attitudes

Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13 “When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but … 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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August 8 – Your Hard Work Won’t Help You

Psalm 74-76 Romans 9:16-33 “So what does all this mean? Those who are not Jews were not trying to make themselves right with God, but they were made right with God because of their faith. The people of Israel tried … Continue reading

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November 15 – Blessing and Cursing From the Same Mouth?

James 3; Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131 Scientists today are praising the art of gossip. They explain their position by noting that this is how social norms are passed on. Apparently, people won’t know what’s right and what’s wrong unless tales … Continue reading

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August 7 – Git ‘Er Done

2 Corinthians 8; 2 Kings 20-21; Nahum 2 One of the activities I participate in almost every year is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The idea behind NaNoWriMo is that every person has that one story, that one novel inside … Continue reading

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January 25 – When Stories Become Real

Just a note: this should have been done and posted yesterday. It wasn’t because of a family emergency. I will catch up with today’s post later. Luke 19:1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25 There is a video of a stunt for … Continue reading

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July 29 – Setting the Stage

Psalm 49:1-12; Proverbs 24:1-12; Ephesians 4:17-24 Every night stage productions happen all over the world. Actors play the parts of other people and thrill audiences in all sorts of productions. Once the curtain calls are over, though, it’s time. Actors … Continue reading

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February 27 – Showing Joy

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 Attitude is everything. Well, almost everything. I know people who go through difficult times that would destroy most people with a smile. They survive. Other people face a small bump in their road and … Continue reading

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