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July 9 – Dealing With God’s “No”

Job 38-40 Acts 16:1-21 ‘That night Paul saw in a vision a man from Macedonia. The man stood and begged, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ After Paul had seen the vision, we immediately prepared to leave for Macedonia, … Continue reading

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April 30 – Giving: Attitude Beats Amount

1 Kings 8-9 Luke 21:1-19 “As Jesus looked up, he saw some rich people putting their gifts into the Temple money box. Then he saw a poor widow putting two small copper coins into the box. He said, ‘I tell … Continue reading

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January 2 – Dealing With Unintended Consequences

Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem. They asked, ‘Where … Continue reading

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December 7 – Gifts

Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42 During the Christmas season we think a lot about gifts. Some of us make lists of things that we want. Sometimes we have a good reason for wanting them; other times, we just want … Continue reading

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August 7 – True Wealth

2 Corinthians 8; 2 Kings 20-21; Nahum 2 The gospel has always found a home among those living in poverty. Many who are rich seem to think that they have it all and need nothing. Those living in poverty recognize … Continue reading

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December 5 – God’s Gift of Grace

Ephesians 2; Ezekiel 6-7; Isaiah 40 Christmas is a time that we give and receive gifts. We hear squeals of joy, excited laughter, and folks saying things like “Oh, you shouldn’t have!” or “This is just perfect!” People ask what … Continue reading

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Action Step #18 – Boxing Day

Boxing Day, in short, was a day designed to make a special effort to recognize the efforts of people who provide services to you throughout the year. While not celebrated specifically in America, because we are usually too busy taking … Continue reading

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