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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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October 1 – Created to Be Like God

Isaiah 11-13 Ephesians 4 “You were taught to leave your old self—to stop living the evil way you lived before. That old self becomes worse, because people are fooled by the evil things they want to do. But you were … Continue reading

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September 30 – What If We Followed Paul’s Example?

Isaiah 9-10 Ephesians 3 “I ask the Father in his great glory to give you the power to be strong inwardly through his Spirit. I pray that Christ will live in your hearts by faith and that your life will … Continue reading

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September 28 – Living as Good Citizens

Isaiah 5-6 Ephesians 1 “I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings … Continue reading

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July 31 – I Am NOT Responsible

Psalm 54-56 Romans 3 “God makes people right with himself through their faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for all who believe in Christ, because all people are the same:” (Romans 3:22 NCV) In Romans 3 Paul deals with … Continue reading

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December 11 – The Battle Against Spiritual Forces of Wickedness

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 During the Vietnam War, Country Joe and the Fish asked the kind of question that should be asked by anyone who thinks war is an option: “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” … Continue reading

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December 10 – Radical Marriages – When Christians Changed the Rules

Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45 When you study history, the process of marriage was quite complex. Marriages were usually arranged for political purposes. King David had a number of wives, but Solomon had him beat with over 700 wives … Continue reading

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December 9 – Ending an Evil in Our World

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44 When Hugh Hefner died recently, he was eulogized and lionized by many who applauded his business acumen, or his work that opened up the doors to “sexual freedom.” He turned $8,000 of borrowed money … Continue reading

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December 8 – Dealing With Anger and Bitterness

Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43 You’ve probably seen one of those commercials where someone is foaming at the mouth upset about something that seems trivial. Then, a friend recognizes their anger and hands them a certain brand of candy … Continue reading

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December 7 – Inconceivable!

Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42 I know that this is inconceivable, but I‘ve never watched the movie “Princess Bride.” There are some great lines from that movie that I’ve picked up on, and use, but as inconceivable as it … Continue reading

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