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July 7 – Betrayal

(Sundays will be late because of ministry obligations) Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17; Hosea 10 “Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.’ … Continue reading

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Can’t We Start Again, Please

The end is near! No, that’s not an apocalyptic statement, that’s a commentary on my self-granted three-month sabbatical. I stopped the daily devotional writing to do some self-reflection, to think about the process of writing the devotionals, and to think … Continue reading

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January 31 – Betrayed, Denied, Forgotten – Covered by Extreme Forgiveness

Luke 22:39-71; Genesis 40; Psalm 31 “Then he restored the chief butler to his butlership again, and he placed the cup in Pharaoh’s hand. … Yet the chief butler did not remember Joseph, but forgot him. (Genesis 40:21,23 NKJV) Years … Continue reading

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November 25 – Foreigners and Exiles

Ezekiel 24-26 1 Peter 2 “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, … Continue reading

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October 18 Persecution, Love, Grace, And Judgment

Isaiah 53-55 2 Thessalonians 1 “So we brag about you to the other churches of God. We tell them about the way you continue to be strong and have faith even though you are being treated badly and are suffering … Continue reading

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April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

(Published late at night because – Sunday and church obligations make it hard to write this earlier!) 1 Kings 6-7 Luke 20:27-47 “Jesus said to them, ‘On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be … Continue reading

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February 1 – Focusing on God’s Plan

Fighting to post this before the next crash Exodus 27-28 Matthew 21:1-22 “The leading priests and the teachers of the law saw that Jesus was doing wonderful things and that the children were praising him in the Temple, saying, ‘Praise … Continue reading

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January 12 – The Tea Partier and the Antifa Member Shall Fellowship Together

(Still Catching Up) Genesis 29-30 Matthew 9:1-17 “When Jesus was leaving, he saw a man named Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s booth. Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me,’ and he stood up and followed Jesus.” (Matthew 9:9 NCV) One … Continue reading

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November 13 – Do You Really Want All the Joy God Gives?

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 One of the fun parts of social media is sharing the joys that friends experience. Recently, one of my friends got married. I shared her joy as she posted about the engagement. Then, they … Continue reading

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September 15 – Protection

September 15 John 17; 2 Chronicles 25; Psalm 82 I remember running around the neighborhood with friends, walking to parks, and running to and from school in the morning. During the summer time, we did so much running around that … Continue reading

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