Tag Archives: Church

April 28 – When God Answers

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 Clay Lein might be forgiven for not expecting his prayer to be answered. His wife had begged him to go to church with her. He went, even though he was an atheist, because “that’s … Continue reading

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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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April 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … Continue reading

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April 11 – The Bottom Line

Acts 2:14-47; Deuteronomy 15-16; Job 11 John Elkington proposed the idea known as “The Triple Bottom Line” in 1994 as a way to get companies to realize that there was more to life than cash flow. The Triple Bottom Line … Continue reading

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March 13 – Noble Wives

Matthew 14:22-36; Leviticus 22-23; Proverbs 31 A friend of mine recently posted a picture of his wife. He talked about all she did to serve her family and her church. The picture was taken at the end of a long, … Continue reading

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March 7 – Rest

Matthew 11:20-30; Leviticus 13; Proverbs 25 When I first started teaching, I had a mentor. She was an expert in the field of teaching I was going into. We would discuss plans and problems. We would talk about how to … Continue reading

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February 8 – I Want More!

Hebrews 4:14-6:12; Genesis 49:1-50:26; Psalm 39 Have you ever been disillusioned? You have hopes and dreams in a person or organization that you think will lead to great things only to find out that the person or organization had major … Continue reading

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January 10 – Being The Answer

Luke 10:1-20; Genesis 17; Psalm 10 I don’t know what it’s like at your house, but at our house, the dishes have to be done every day. For some reason, they don’t do themselves. I’m going to be honest with … Continue reading

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