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January 16 – When That Crisis of Faith Comes

Genesis 39-40 Matthew 11 “John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or … Continue reading

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January 3 – I Think We Got This Backwards

Genesis 7-9 Matthew 3 “At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River and wanted John to baptize him. But John tried to stop him, saying, ‘Why do you come to me to be baptized? I need to … Continue reading

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December 28 – Breaking the Rules of the World

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 Popularity can be a fickle thing. Andy Warhol once said that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame in the future, and we often use that to describe situations when someone becomes popular, only … Continue reading

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December 27 – We Can Cure It Now That We Have A Diagnosis

Luke 3:1-20; Ezekiel 40-41; Isaiah 62 You’ve probably seen something like this on a medical TV show; perhaps you’ve even experienced it in real life. A person complains constantly about different symptoms. No one can pinpoint the cause of their … Continue reading

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July 12 – Becoming One

1 Corinthians 1:1-17; 1 Kings 12:32-13:34; Joel 1 It’s a meme that never grows old. This is the one that reminds us that, “You had one job” and the picture accompanying the meme is something done wrong. It could be … Continue reading

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April 21 – All Roads

Acts 8:26-40; Joshua 1-2; Job 21 There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome. The way it’s used today is that there are many ways to get to the same place. In ancient history, though, Rome built … 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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January 11 – Preparing for Battle

Baptism of the Lord Psalm 106:1-12 (God saves through water); Judges 4:1-16 (Israel’s enemies drown); Ephesians 6:10-17 (The Christian’s spiritual armor) The baptism of Jesus signified the beginning of His ministry. The baptism of a new believer signifies the beginning … Continue reading

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January 10 – Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 43:1-7 (Passing through the waters); Psalm 29 (The voice of God upon the waters); Acts 8:14-17 (Prayer for the Holy Spirit); Luke 3:15-17 21-22 (The baptism of Jesus) Jerusalem was experiencing what we would call a revival. People were … Continue reading

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December 28 – Fresh Start

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 John’s ministry had a simple goal: prepare the way for the Lord, the Messiah, to come. He called people to repentance. He called them to turn away from their sins. He called people to … Continue reading

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