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December 9 – Building a Life on Grace and Mercy

So Sundays….if I don’t get devotional finished on Sundays before church, I don’t always get back to it. So, here’s yesterday’s devotional today. Daniel 11-12 Jude “But dear friends, use your most holy faith to build yourselves up, praying in … Continue reading

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November 7 – Overcoming Temptation in a World of Sin

Jeremiah 40-42 Hebrews 4 “For our high priest is able to understand our weaknesses. He was tempted in every way that we are, but he did not sin. Let us, then, feel very sure that we can come before God’s … Continue reading

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October 2 – When You’re So Important You Can Ignore Others

Isaiah 14-16 Ephesians 5:1-16 “You can be sure of this: No one will have a place in the kingdom of Christ and of God who sins sexually, or does evil things, or is greedy. Anyone who is greedy is serving … Continue reading

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April 24 – When You Follow the Checklist and it Ain’t Enough

2 Samuel 19-20 Luke 18:1-23 “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘There is still one more thing you need to do. Sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. … Continue reading

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March 2 – I Thought I Was A Pretty Good Guy…

(Reading for March 1 included because they fixed the bug – Numbers 20-22 Mark 7:1-13) Numbers 23-25 Mark 7:14-37 “And Jesus said, ‘The things that come out of people are the things that make them unclean. All these evil things … Continue reading

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January 8 – Dealing With Desires and Needs

Genesis 20-22 Matthew 6:19-34 “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NCV) As Jesus moves on in the Sermon on the Mount, trust becomes the issue. Where … Continue reading

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December 9 – Ending an Evil in Our World

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44 When Hugh Hefner died recently, he was eulogized and lionized by many who applauded his business acumen, or his work that opened up the doors to “sexual freedom.” He turned $8,000 of borrowed money … Continue reading

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March 14 – You Don’t Say

Matthew 15:1-20; Leviticus 24-25; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 /Looks both ways to be sure that we’re alone. I have a confession to make. I am a Tom Lehrer fan. There, I said it. Lehrer is a musical satirist who was popular in … Continue reading

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January 11 – Watering the House

Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalm 11 During the summer, when the South Texas heat zaps the land, we engage in what seems like a strange ritual. We water our houses. Ok, I know the jokes. “Trying to make your house … Continue reading

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December 16 – Meeting Needs

Isaiah 11:1-9; Micah 4:8-13; Luke 7:31-35 A receipt was posted on Facebook yesterday. People were doing anything to get water as our city had a “don’t even turn on the faucet” alert. One person went to a store and bought … Continue reading

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