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September 14 – Peace and Encouragement

John 16:4-33; 2 Chronicles 24; Psalm 81 Have you ever noticed how much of our music revolves around our troubles? Jimmy cracks corn and no one even cares, because worse things are happening, if you listen to folk songs. We … Continue reading

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September 10 – The Test Jesus Gave

John 13:21-38; 2 Chronicles 19; Psalm 78:38-55 Many years ago, a car company had a commercial to highlight discounts on their cars. In order to get the discount, though, you had to go down to the store and guess the … Continue reading

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September 5 – “It Is Not Necessary For Me to Live”

John 11:1-27; 2 Chronicles 10-11; Psalm 75 A friend recently posted this from the devotional book that she’s using: Streams in the Desert. When a Roman soldier was told by his guide that if he insisted on taking a certain … Continue reading

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August 17 – Gone But Not Forgotten

John 3:1-21; 1 Chronicles 12; Zechariah2 Someone once asked me why Baptists don’t observe Lent. I gave them a funny look and said, with a smile of course, “Baptists don’t have anything left to give up.” We laughed. They took … Continue reading

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July 16 – Success

1 Corinthians 4; 1 Kings 17; Amos 1 We all want to be “successful.” We really want our children to be “successful” and we hear stories of parents who have made great sacrifices so that their children can get the … Continue reading

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June 27 – A Different Revolution

Mark 8:22-9:1; 2 Samuel 20-21; Hosea 1:1-2:1 One of the easiest things to do as a Christian is to make big plans to do something for God, but to forget about God in the planning process. We pray about the … Continue reading

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June 10 – Others

Romans 15:1-13; 1 Samuel 27-28; Psalm 70 Gale Sayers was one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL. When he wrote his autobiography, he called it “I Am Third.” A lot of people didn’t understand the … Continue reading

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May 25 – What’s Your Reputation?

Romans 1:1-15; 1 Samuel 8; Psalm 54 “Where’s the beef?” If the first thing you thought of was a Wendy’s burger, you’ve been influenced by advertising – or “branding” as they call it today. I’m going to give you a … Continue reading

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May 24 – Listen

Acts 28:17-31; 1 Samuel 6; 1 Samuel 7; Psalm 53 You may have heard, or used the old phrase, “I could agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.” We laugh at that first, then, we start thinking about … Continue reading

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May 18 – Scandalous!

Acts 25; Ruth 1-2; Psalm 47 Religious disputes are the worst, aren’t they? You see it on a small scale when churches split. There are anecdotal tales among Baptists about churches splitting over a vote on the color of the … Continue reading

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