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June 29 – Living For God in the Peace

Job 14-16 Acts 9:22-43 “The church everywhere in Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had a time of peace and became stronger. Respecting the Lord by the way they lived, and being encouraged by the Holy Spirit, the group of believers continued … Continue reading

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September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … Continue reading

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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … Continue reading

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July 13 – Foolishness or Power?

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Kings 14; Joel 2:1-11 I remember messing up as a child. I would do something foolish, and my dad or my mom would punish me. No matter how severe the punishment may have been, the hardest … Continue reading

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November 28 – … and Comfort the Afflicted

Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:16-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 Comedians have a special kind of problem when they perform. There are people, who, having imbibed enough adult beverages, think that they are funnier than the comedian and make a point of letting … Continue reading

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June 7 – But They’re Different!

Psalm 68:1-10 19-20; Judges 11:29-40; Galatians 2:11-14 Middle School is an awkward time for kids. They are thrown into a new surrounding and all the social rules have changed. Now, in order to be “cool” kids have to know who … Continue reading

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June 4 – Restored Relationship

Psalm 30; 2 Samuel 14:25-33; Matthew 9:2-8 The Day of Atonement. Every year the Jewish High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies and make atonement for the people of Israel. It is on this day sins were forgiven. Oh, … Continue reading

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March 8 – Lions In The Path

Matthew 12:1-21; Leviticus 14; Proverbs 26 Some people will always find a good reason (excuse) for not doing something that needs to be done. “The dog ate my homework.” “I couldn’t make the meeting because I had family in town.” … Continue reading

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March 1 – No Excuses

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 “I am ready to follow Jesus except first I need to…” How many times has this phrase been used? How many times by me? In the early days of ministry as people were enthralled … Continue reading

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