Tag Archives: God forgives

March 9 – I Continue to be Amazed That God Knows Me and Loves Me

Matthew 12:22-50; Leviticus 15; Leviticus 16; Proverbs 27 “As in water face reflects face, So a man’s heart reveals the man.” (Proverbs 27:19 NKJV) We’ve all seen our reflection in the water at one time or another; if not there, … Continue reading

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January 13 – Cleansing Our Thoughts and Attitudes

Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13 “When the Pharisee saw it, he marveled that He had not first washed before dinner. Then the Lord said to him, ‘Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but … Continue reading

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May 5 – “But Everyone Else Is Doing It.”

1 Kings 19-20 Luke 23:1-25 “But they continued to shout, demanding that Jesus be crucified. Their yelling became so loud that Pilate decided to give them what they wanted.” (Luke 23:23-24) The trials of Jesus were tense. The Sanhedrin couldn’t … Continue reading

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April 3 – You Can’t Make Everybody Happy

Judges 19-21 Luke 7:31-50 “John the Baptist came and did not eat bread or drink wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon in him.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! He … Continue reading

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October 26 – I’d Rather Be Able to Pay Them Back…

1 Thessalonians 5; Isaiah 23-24; Psalm 116 I’m generally an easy-going person. I don’t hold grudges. I forgive pretty easily. But then I get behind the wheel of the car. Can you guess the rest of the story? I get … Continue reading

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October 16 – Dealing With the Other Side of Grace

Revelation 16; Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43 Is there a limit to God’s grace? I think anyone who follows Christ asks themselves that question when they look at their own lives and recognize their own sinfulness. I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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May 19 – There’s No Such Thing as “Too Bad”

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 One of the most frustrating things I deal with when talking with people about Jesus is that they try to tell me that they’re “not good enough” to follow Jesus. There are things in … Continue reading

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June 5 – Overwhelmed

Romans 11:1-24; 1 Samuel 20; Psalm 65 How often do we feel overwhelmed at work or at home? Responsibilities pile up and we, in the words of a friend, “feel more like running away as an adult than we ever … Continue reading

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April 1 – It Happens to the Best of Us

Matthew 25:1-30; Numbers 30-31; Job 1 There’s a catchphrase I’ve seen a lot recently: “And that’s when the trouble began.” You know how it is when everything is going great and someone says something like “I’m surprised we haven’t had … Continue reading

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October 25 – Holiness

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 We are often lackadaisical about sin. We know that God forgives us, so we let ourselves slide into sin. Nothing big, of course, but still we slide. Of course, once we start that … Continue reading

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