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February 14 – Believing and Showing God’s Love in Community

Hebrews 10:19-39; Exodus 11; Exodus 12; Proverbs 4 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works,” … Continue reading

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January 5 – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Luke 7:18-50; Genesis 11; Psalm 5 “And the Lord said, ‘To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying: … Continue reading

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November 6 – Encouraging Others in Difficult Days

Jeremiah 37-39 Hebrews 3 “But encourage each other every day while it is “today.” Help each other so none of you will become hardened because sin has tricked you.” (Hebrews 3:13 NCV) The author of Hebrews had just compared today … Continue reading

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October 30 – If I’m OK Anyway, Why the Cross?

Jeremiah 20-21 2 Timothy 4 “I give you a command in the presence of God and Christ Jesus, the One who will judge the living and the dead, and by his coming and his kingdom: Preach the Good News. Be … Continue reading

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October 19 – You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet!

Isaiah 56-58 2 Thessalonians 2 “Do not become easily upset in your thinking or afraid if you hear that the day of the Lord has already come. Someone may have said this in a prophecy or in a message or … Continue reading

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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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