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October 4 – Know Your Enemy Before the Battle

Isaiah 20-22 Ephesians 6 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his great power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks.” (Ephesians 6:10-11 NCV) In ancient days, kingdoms battled … Continue reading

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July 10 – Benjamins or Not, It’s All About God

Job 41-42 Acts 16:22-40 “The police told the Roman officers what Paul said. When the officers heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were afraid. So they came and told Paul and Silas they were sorry and took … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With God’s “No”

Job 38-40 Acts 16:1-21 ‘That night Paul saw in a vision a man from Macedonia. The man stood and begged, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ After Paul had seen the vision, we immediately prepared to leave for Macedonia, … Continue reading

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Preparing For Rwanda Trip – 2018

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share with you that this June, Lucy (my wife) and I will be working with a team of educators in Rwanda through Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) for our second time. Our trip will … Continue reading

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March 7 – Stopping For Those on the Wayside

Deuteronomy 1-3 Mark 10:32-52 “When he heard that Jesus from Nazareth was walking by, he began to shout, ‘Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!’ Many people warned the blind man to be quiet, but he shouted even more, … Continue reading

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November 3 – Respecting All People

1 Timothy 5:1-22; Jeremiah 1-2; Psalm 119:145-176 There is perhaps no greater example of arrogance on TV than the character of Charles Emerson Winchester – the THIRD from M*A*S*H. (Did you read that name in his voice.) If you read … Continue reading

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October 24 – Don’t Be Surprised

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 17; Isaiah 18; Isaiah 19; Psalm 114 Surprises can be fun. When it’s your birthday and your spouse takes you out for what you think is going to be a dinner between the … Continue reading

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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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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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June 2 – No Condemnation

Romans 8; 1 Samuel 17:1-54; Psalm 62 I tend to be very self-critical. If I’m involved in some presentation and others obviously love it and tell me how wonderful it was, I listen and nod my head in thanks, but … Continue reading

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