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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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January 29 – What Really Matters

Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29 How many times have you heard the old adage that “There’s no such thing as a stupid question?” Countless times. In the education field we repeat this constantly so our students will not be … Continue reading

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January 2 – Cain and Abel: the Difference

Luke 6:1-26; Genesis 3-5; Psalm 2 Where does God come into play in your daily life? In these devotionals, you will note that the readings used are linked. I do that so that you can choose to use this time … Continue reading

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February 26 – STOP! It’s Too Much!

Matthew 6:19-34; Exodus 35:1-36:38; Proverbs 16 The Israelites who fled from Egypt had a lot of problems. Their willingness to give for a greater purpose was not one of them. Sometimes it got them in trouble, as in the day … 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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July 7 – Priorities

Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17-10:15 Her reputation was questionable. She probably shouldn’t have been able to make it in the door, but perhaps Simon the Leper was a little bit loose in his standards. As a leper Simon … Continue reading

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April 15 – Dangerous Giving

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 The old saying is that it’s amazing how much can be accomplished if no one worries about getting credit. When you want credit or recognition for everything you do, that can gum up the … Continue reading

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About That Donate Button

In all my years of blogging I have never put a donate button on my blog for myself. Last night I did. The button is there if you want to have a part in my mission trip to Rwanda. My … Continue reading

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August 8 – Make a Difference!

2 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 22:1-23:35; Nahum 3 In July of 1998, William Lindsey contacted a university in Scotland. He told them that he felt he was compelled to support a university in Scotland. The person he talked to rebuffed … Continue reading

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July 4 – Dealing With Stuff

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16 If you have ever been involved in a building campaign at church you probably heard the person in charge of fundraising use a phrase like “Not Equal Gift – Equal Sacrifice.” The purpose … Continue reading

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