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July 18 – There Are No Safety Features When You Live by Faith

Psalm 20-22 Acts 21:1-17 “When we all heard this, we and the people there begged Paul not to go to Jerusalem. But he said, ‘Why are you crying and making me so sad? I am not only ready to be … Continue reading

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June 14 – The Hardest Command

Ezra 9-10, Acts 1 “Once when he was eating with them, he told them not to leave Jerusalem. He said, ‘Wait here to receive the promise from the Father which I told you about. John baptized people with water, but … Continue reading

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February 19 – There Is an Evil One to Overcome

Leviticus 25 Mark 1:23-45 “Just then, a man was there in the synagogue who had an evil spirit in him. He shouted, ‘Jesus of Nazareth! What do you want with us? Did you come to destroy us? I know who … Continue reading

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December 21 – Can We Talk?

Colossians 3:18-4:18; Ezekiel 31-32; Isaiah 56 If you ever heard the comedian Joan Rivers, you probably heard her catch phrase: “Can we talk?” As she explained how it started, she noted that she was trying to get people to stop … Continue reading

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December 14 – Humility, Servanthood, Obedience – Taking Christ Out of Christmas

Philippians 2:1-11; Ezekiel 20; Isaiah 49 In 1965, the world was treated to a short TV movie that has now become a classic. It’s still beloved by young and old. Lines from the movies are quoted as people get ready … 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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December 2 – Always Appeal to Higher Instincts

Galatians 5:16-26; Ezekiel 1; Psalm 148 “Don’t throw me in the briar patch!” Most of us have heard and understood the purpose of these words uttered by Br’er Rabbit after Br’er Fox had tricked and caught him. Br’er Fox’s ears … Continue reading

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December 1 – No Double Agents, Just a Dirty Little Kid With a Rock

Galatians 5:1-15; Lamentations 5; Psalm 147 Juan Pujol García, from Barcelona was what many would call a failure in life. He had changed career paths many times: from chicken farming to movie theater owner to owning a rundown hotel – … Continue reading

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November 27 -Riding the Coattails of Grace

Galatians 2; Jeremiah 49-50; Psalm 143 You can make a lot of money on the internet. You don’t have to be brilliant; you don’t have to be original; you don’t have to be a pioneer. In fact, pioneers have a … Continue reading

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November 25 – God is Patient and We are to be Holy

2 Peter 3; Jeremiah 45-46; Psalm 141 Patience is a virtue, or a super power, some people say. Either way, it’s not something I possess in abundance. I don’t pray for patience either. The last time I prayed for patience, … Continue reading

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