Tag Archives: following Christ

February 16 – What a Life of Faith Brings

Hebrews 11:23-40; Exodus 15; Proverbs 6; Proverbs 7:1-5 “Women received their dead raised to life again. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and … Continue reading

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December 19 – Solving the Mystery Through Christ

Colossians 1:24-2:19; Ezekiel 27-28; Isaiah 54 Every year around Christmas, one of those “ya gotta see this movie!” movies comes out. It’s the one that people have been waiting all year, or longer, to see. We had another one of … Continue reading

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July 23 – I Can Do Anything!

1 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 3; Amos 8 I believe that no one likes rules, except for the people who make them, and the people who enforce them. Nowhere is this more apparent than in rules companies have regarding dress … Continue reading

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August 21 – No Good Deed

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17 We’ve all heard the statement that “no good deed goes unpunished.” In fact, we’ve all probably thought that as we’ve tried to help people in difficult circumstances only to have something happen … Continue reading

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June 27 – No Reservations

Psalm 140; Genesis 24:34-41 50-67; 1 John 2:7-11 It happens every so often. Some “big name” person informs the world that they have accepted Jesus as their Savior. They get ridiculed by the popular press, but cheered by Christians. Christians … Continue reading

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May 9 – Rights and Privileges

Psalm 29; Exodus 40:16-38; Acts 16:35-40 A number of years ago one of the credit card companies had a commercial that portrayed some of the benefits of being a member in their credit card club. The tag line at the … Continue reading

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May 17 – Great Expectations

(I hate when I realize I didn’t write the previous day’s thoughts!) Acts 24:10-27; Judges 21; Psalm 46 Christianity is an easy religion to believe – until you start thinking about what it really means to follow Christ. When we … Continue reading

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July 22 – Whose Kingdom?

“If we have sown spiritual things for you, is it a great thing if we reap your material things? If others are partakers of this right over you, are we not even more? Nevertheless we have not used this right, but endure all things lest we hinder the gospel of Christ.” (1 Corinthians 9:11-12) Even in Paul’s day the validity of the message was measured to some degree by the financial success of the messenger. Continue reading

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May 22 – Heed the Call

Acts 27:13-44; 1 Samuel 3; Psalm 51 Paul had warned them not to depart, but, impatient men that they were, they set sail at the wrong time of year. Now, they were fighting for their lives as the ship was … Continue reading

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May 2 – Setting the Standards

Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32 There is this idyllic view of the early church in today’s world. How many times have we heard people utter something like “Why can’t we just be like the early church and not have … Continue reading

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