Tag Archives: God’s will

May 13 – Trouble Ahead

Acts 21:1-36; Judges 16; Psalm 42 You might get ready to call me a heretic, because I’m going to say something that modern Christianity doesn’t like to hear: when you follow God’s will, sometimes bad things happen. I thought about … Continue reading

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April 29 – Humble Beginnings

Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29 It was in the mid 1970’s that a young Steve Jobs showed up at that electronics store asking for credit to buy the parts to assemble what became known as the Apple 1 computer. … Continue reading

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August 29 – To Do God’s Will

Psalm 119:65-72; 2 Chronicles 12:1-12; Hebrews 13:7-21 Have you ever wondered what God wants you to do? Of course you have. Don’t we all? We spend time in prayer searching for God’s will. When someone asks us to serve in … Continue reading

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July 4 – I Did It My Way

Psalm 119:73-80; Jeremiah 6:10-19; Acts 19:21-27 I think most teachers have experienced a situation when a student complained that they didn’t know how to do the work. It might be taking the proper steps to solve a math equation, following … Continue reading

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April 26 – The Vastness of God

(Note: I delayed writing this yesterday until after church – then never wrote it. That’s why the date seems wrong. I will write today’s thoughts later today.) Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 Have you ever had someone tell you … Continue reading

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April 9 – Impatient Disciples

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 The disciples were naturally discouraged by the crucifixion. Their hopes and dreams were dashed as they watched the One they followed hanging on the cross. They had dreams. They had plans because of Him, … Continue reading

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March 28 – When God Says “No!” (Don’t Try Again!)

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 I tend to be impulsive. I make my plans, start working on them and then, in the middle of the actions, breathe silent prayers asking God to bless what I’m doing. How … Continue reading

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March 7 – Get the Yoke

Matthew 11:20-30; Leviticus 13; Proverbs 25 Have you ever seen the pictures that show two kids sharing one shirt? The shirt usually says something like “This is our get along shirt.” Putting the two kids together like that forces them … Continue reading

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March 1 – Plans

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 I don’t think I’m the only one who concocts grand schemes that end up with me gaining riches or glory or fame. I have a great imagination. Of course, very few of those schemes … Continue reading

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February 22 – Temptation

Matthew 4; Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12 I have heard people talk about temptation as if being tempted was a sin. They remind us, when describing their temptation, often quite vividly, that Jesus told us to pray that God not lead … Continue reading

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