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March 28 – Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Judges 4-6 Luke 4:31-44 “At daybreak, Jesus went to a lonely place, but the people looked for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. But Jesus said to them, ‘I must preach about God’s kingdom … Continue reading

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March 17 – The Nature of Evil and the Goodness of God

Deuteronomy 30-31 Mark 15:1-25 “They put a purple robe on Jesus and used thorny branches to make a crown for his head. They began to call out to him, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ The soldiers beat Jesus on the … Continue reading

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February 19 – There Is an Evil One to Overcome

Leviticus 25 Mark 1:23-45 “Just then, a man was there in the synagogue who had an evil spirit in him. He shouted, ‘Jesus of Nazareth! What do you want with us? Did you come to destroy us? I know who … Continue reading

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February 2 – The Authority From God

Exodus 29-30 Matthew 21:23-46 “Jesus went to the Temple, and while he was teaching there, the leading priests and the elders of the people came to him. They said, ‘What authority do you have to do these things? Who gave … Continue reading

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September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … Continue reading

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March 24 – Authority

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 When I got a little sassy as a child, my mom might ask me, “Who do you think you are?” When I was really young and didn’t get what she was really asking, I … Continue reading

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February 28 – Faith

Matthew 8:1-13; Exodus 39:1-40:38; Proverbs 18 In 1984 he became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country. While working at John Hopkins Hospital, his accomplishments verified his position. He was able to perform the surgery that separated conjoined … Continue reading

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May 29 – Overcoming Pride

1 Kings 8:22-23 41-43; Psalm 96:1-9; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 My father-in-law used to give me a hard time about being a Yankee. In fact, I have told people that one of my greatest accomplishments in life was getting him … Continue reading

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January 4 – Impressing God

Luke 7:1-17; Genesis 8-10; Psalm 4 I like to impress people. Sometimes I’m direct and show off. At other times, I try to do it subtly and let people discover how wonderful I am without making it too obvious. I … Continue reading

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September 18 – Power!

John 18:38-19:16; 2 Chronicles 29; Psalm 85 The TV series “Undercover Boss” has an interesting idea. The head of a company, or someone high up, is taken on as an employee and he or she then goes through the processes … Continue reading

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