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April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival

2 Samuel 3-5 Luke 14:25-35 “If anyone comes to me but loves his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—or even life—more than me, he cannot be my follower.” (Luke 14:26 NCV) Jesus became a Judean rock star. People gathered … Continue reading

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April 9 – You Can Be An Answer to Prayer

1 Samuel 13-14 Luke 10:1-24 “He said to them, “There are a great many people to harvest, but there are only a few workers. So pray to God, who owns the harvest, that he will send more workers to help … Continue reading

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April 6 – “I’m Dying To Be Shown That You Are Not Just Any Man”

1 Samuel 4-6 Luke 9:1-17 “Herod said, ‘I cut off John’s head, so who is this man I hear such things about?’ And Herod kept trying to see Jesus.” (Luke 9:9) Herod Antipas was THE man in Galilee. He was … Continue reading

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March 13 – Be Ready!

Deuteronomy 19-21 Mark 13:21-37 “I tell you this, and I say this to everyone: ‘Be ready!’” (Mark 13:37 NCV) When Jesus talked with His disciples about the end of times He mentioned a lot of things that could be happening. … Continue reading

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December 4 – When the Eyes of Our Hearts Are Opened

Ephesians 1; Ezekiel 4-5; Psalm 150 Movies and books turn on those major “Aha” moment when the main character realizes they need to take action to deal with a problem. Luke Skywalker’s came when, while searching for a droid he … Continue reading

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November 25 – God is Patient and We are to be Holy

2 Peter 3; Jeremiah 45-46; Psalm 141 Patience is a virtue, or a super power, some people say. Either way, it’s not something I possess in abundance. I don’t pray for patience either. The last time I prayed for patience, … Continue reading

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Novembe 22 – Finding Favor in Humility

1 Peter 5; Jeremiah 39-40; Psalm 138 One of the amazing things about the internet is that it allows a lot of “niche” businesses to thrive from practically anywhere. A person can start a business with little or no overhead … 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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November 11 – Christian Behavior in the World

Titus 3; Jeremiah 17-18; Psalm 127 It seems that the worst enemies that Christians often have are other Christians, or those claiming to be Christians. 500 years ago, as the Protestant Reformation began, we fought wars over whether to stay … Continue reading

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November 9 – When the Grace of God Overwhelms You

Titus 1; Jeremiah 13-14; Psalm 125 A mobster had been arrested for gambling and was talking to a prosecutor. The discussion turned to the lottery and the mobster recalled a recent news story about a young lady with mental disabilities … Continue reading

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