Tag Archives: Joy

July 4 – It’s The Little Things…

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4; 1 Kings 5; Hosea 7:3-16 “Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.” (Mark 12:42 NKJV) She probably hoped that no one noticed her as she slipped those mites … Continue reading

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July 2 – Fruitless and Faithless: A Tale of Two Curses

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 “And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’” (Mark 11:21 NKJV) Sometimes the strangest stories have a background that clears things up. The story … Continue reading

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January 9 – Coming Down From the Mountaintop

Luke 9:28-62; Genesis 16; Psalm 9 “Now it happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met Him.” (Luke 9:37 NKJV) Wasn’t it great spending time with family and friends during … Continue reading

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December 3 – It’s All About Others

Ezekiel 45-46 1 John 2 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. These are the ways of the world: wanting to please … Continue reading

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December 2 – The Eternal Battle Between Light and Dark

Ezekiel 42-44 1 John 1 “So if we say we have fellowship with God, but we continue living in darkness, we are liars and do not follow the truth. But if we live in the light, as God is in … Continue reading

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December 1 – God’s Patience Because of His Love

Ezekiel 40-41 2 Peter 3 “The Lord is not slow in doing what he promised—the way some people understand slowness. But God is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people … Continue reading

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November 26 – Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make

Ezekiel 27-29 1 Peter 3 “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this … Continue reading

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November 24 – Experiencing God’s Joy in a Sinful World

Ezekiel 22-23 1 Peter 1 “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving … Continue reading

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October 29 – “Hate is Strong and Mocks the Song of Peace on Earth”

Jeremiah 18-19 2 Timothy 3 “Remember this! In the last days there will be many troubles, because people will love themselves, love money, brag, and be proud. They will say evil things against others and will not obey their parents … Continue reading

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October 18 Persecution, Love, Grace, And Judgment

Isaiah 53-55 2 Thessalonians 1 “So we brag about you to the other churches of God. We tell them about the way you continue to be strong and have faith even though you are being treated badly and are suffering … Continue reading

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