Tag Archives: Joy

July 18 – There Are No Safety Features When You Live by Faith

Psalm 20-22 Acts 21:1-17 “When we all heard this, we and the people there begged Paul not to go to Jerusalem. But he said, ‘Why are you crying and making me so sad? I am not only ready to be … Continue reading

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June 28 – Unstoppable Joy, Drastic Change

Job 11-13 Acts 9:1-21 “Soon he began to preach about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, ‘Jesus is the Son of God.’ All the people who heard him were amazed. They said, ‘This is the man who was in Jerusalem trying … Continue reading

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June 17 – Let There Be Faith

Nehemiah 7-9 Acts 3 “It was faith in Jesus that made this crippled man well. You can see this man, and you know him. He was made completely well because of trust in Jesus, and you all saw it happen!” … Continue reading

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June 16 – What Binds Us Together is Greater

Nehemiah 4-7 Acts 2:22-47 “Peter said to them, ‘Change your hearts and lives and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the … Continue reading

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May 8 – I Will Be With You Always

2 Kings 4-6 Luke 24:36-53 “While the two followers were telling this, Jesus himself stood right in the middle of them and said, ‘Peace be with you.’” (Luke 24:36 NCV) I think the emotions of the disciples must have been … Continue reading

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May 3 – Praying For Strength Against Temptation

1 Kings 14-15 Luke 22:31-46 “When he finished praying, he went to his followers and found them asleep because of their sadness. Jesus said to them, ‘Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray for strength against temptation.’” (Luke 22:45-46 … Continue reading

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April 20 – Learning to Rejoice in God’s Forgiveness … For Others

2 Samuel 9-11 Luke 15:11-32 “So the son left and went to his father. While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for his son. So the father ran to him and … Continue reading

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April 10 – Be a Neighbor…But Wait! There’s More!

1 Samuel 15-16 Luke 10:25-42 “But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29 NCV) You would have thought that the Pharisees had learned this truth early on … Continue reading

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March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

Judges 11-12 Luke 6:1-26 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. Be full of joy at that time, … Continue reading

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March 23 – Give In to Temptation or Trust and Obey?

Joshua 13-15 Luke 1:57-80 “The people who heard about them wondered, saying, ‘What will this child be?’ because the Lord was with him. Then Zechariah, John’s father, was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: … ‘Now you, child, will … Continue reading

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