Tag Archives: Gentiles

July 7 – Grace Grace Grace Grace

Job 34-35 Acts 15:1-21 “So now why are you testing God by putting a heavy load around the necks of the non-Jewish believers? It is a load that neither we nor our ancestors were able to carry. But we believe … Continue reading

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July 1 – From Stupid Questions to Amazing Salvation

Job 20-21 Acts 10:24-48 “While Peter was still saying this, the Holy Spirit came down on all those who were listening. The Jewish believers who came with Peter were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit had been given … Continue reading

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June 30 – Paying Our Real Debt to Society

Job 17-19 Acts 10:1-23 “Cornelius stared at the angel. He became afraid and said, ‘What do you want, Lord?’ The angel said, ‘God has heard your prayers. He has seen that you give to the poor, and he remembers you. … Continue reading

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January 24 – More Questions Than Answers

Exodus 9-11 Matthew 15:21-39 “Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus and cried out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter has … 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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December 13 – “But You Don’t Know My Circumstances”

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 There were severe complications in his birth. Obstetricians used two pairs of forceps during the birth and one of those pairs ended up severing a nerve and causing partial paralysis of his face. The … Continue reading

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October 25 – Power vs. Respect – Doing Things God’s Way

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Harvey Weinstein. Hollywood. Yep, I just used those codewords to trigger you into anger even before you started reading this thought. Let’s face it though, how many of us were really surprised by … Continue reading

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September 19 – Risking Your Reputation

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Every once in a while I remind my wife of why she prefers to shop alone. We use cash for most purchases, especially at the grocery store. When we get a checker we … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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June 11 – Trophies, Medals, and Recognition

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 If you want a job, you have to have a resumé, don’t you? There are classes you can take to learn how to make your resumé more appealing. Your resumé is supposed to … Continue reading

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