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January 8 – Dealing With Desires and Needs

Genesis 20-22 Matthew 6:19-34 “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NCV) As Jesus moves on in the Sermon on the Mount, trust becomes the issue. Where … Continue reading

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Rwanda Trip 2017 – Day 11

Thursday, June 22 Today was the last day in the classrooms for most of us. Connie, Bunmi, and Janet will be staying at Kayonza for an extra week. And, interestingly enough, we were out at Kayonza today. Five members of … Continue reading

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June 13 – Integrity

Mark 1:1-20; 2 Samuel 2; 2 Samuel 3:1; Daniel 1 Integrity seems to be a vanishing character trait. All you need to do is look at the news and you can find reports of corruption everywhere. We can read or … Continue reading

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October 3 – When God Answers Prayers Wrong

Psalm 3; Habakkuk 1:5-17; James 1:2-11 There is a saying among experienced Christians: don’t ask God for patience. The reason for that is that when we ask for patience, God doesn’t open our minds and pour a couple of ounces … Continue reading

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August 17 – It’s Who You Know

Psalm 32; Jeremiah 25:30-38; Luke 19:45-48 When it comes to job hunting, or getting through red tape to do something in business, it’s often not about what you know, it’s about who you know, according to the old cliché. Of … Continue reading

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July 29 – Setting the Stage

Psalm 49:1-12; Proverbs 24:1-12; Ephesians 4:17-24 Every night stage productions happen all over the world. Actors play the parts of other people and thrill audiences in all sorts of productions. Once the curtain calls are over, though, it’s time. Actors … Continue reading

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June 29 – Overcoming Wickedness

Psalm 140; Jeremiah 23:16-22; Matthew 10:16-25 I think I agree with my friend. We don’t agree on a lot of things, most things actually, but he noted on one social media platform that he wakes up every morning and opens … Continue reading

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October 18 – God and the Averages

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 People pay attention to averages and tendencies. A baseball player who hits .300 is generally a pretty good hitter because, on the average, he’ll get one or two hits a game for his team. … Continue reading

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July 17 – Troublemakers

When God’s people are present in an unjust society they are accused of being troublemakers. They don’t fit in with the crowd. They don’t go along to get along. The Romans called the early Christians “atheists” because they wouldn’t worship the gods like everyone else – not even one little pinch of incense once a year. Continue reading

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