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January 7 – What’s the Motivation?

Genesis 18-19 Matthew 6:1-18 “Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4 NCV) In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks … Continue reading

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August 7 – Git ‘Er Done

2 Corinthians 8; 2 Kings 20-21; Nahum 2 One of the activities I participate in almost every year is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). The idea behind NaNoWriMo is that every person has that one story, that one novel inside … Continue reading

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August 1 – Giving in Grace

1 Corinthians 16; 2 Kings 12-13; Micah 3 We’ve been keeping score the wrong way. Seriously. If you want to see who the best player in a particular sport may be, what do you do? You go to your favorite … Continue reading

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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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