Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

April 25 – We Use God’s Blessings to Bless Others

2 Samuel 21-22 Luke 18:24-43 “When the people heard this, they asked, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus answered, ‘The things impossible for people are possible for God.’” (Luke 18: 26-27 NCV) Jesus’s reaction to the rich young ruler startled … Continue reading

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April 23 – Proclaiming the Kingdom of God

2 Samuel 16-18 Luke 17:20-37 “Some of the Pharisees asked Jesus, ‘When will the kingdom of God come?’ Jesus answered, ‘God’s kingdom is coming, but not in a way that you will be able to see with your eyes. People … Continue reading

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April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival

2 Samuel 3-5 Luke 14:25-35 “If anyone comes to me but loves his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—or even life—more than me, he cannot be my follower.” (Luke 14:26 NCV) Jesus became a Judean rock star. People gathered … Continue reading

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April 15 – “But I’m So Much Better Than They Are”

1 Samuel 27-29 Luke 13:1-22 “What about those eighteen people who died when the tower of Siloam fell on them? Do you think they were more sinful than all the others who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But … Continue reading

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April 11 – With Him or Against Him: The Choice is Yours

1 Samuel 17-18 Luke 11:1-28 “Anyone who is not with me is against me, and anyone who does not work with me is working against me.” (Luke 11:23 NCV) “God is God, and I am not.” This passage from Luke … Continue reading

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April 9 – You Can Be An Answer to Prayer

1 Samuel 13-14 Luke 10:1-24 “He said to them, “There are a great many people to harvest, but there are only a few workers. So pray to God, who owns the harvest, that he will send more workers to help … Continue reading

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April 2 – Coming Back to Life

Judges 16-18 Luke 7:1-30 “When the Lord saw her, he felt very sorry for her and said, ‘Don’t cry.’ He went up and touched the coffin, and the people who were carrying it stopped. Jesus said, ‘Young man, I tell … Continue reading

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March 30 – Grace In The Shadow Of The Cross

Judges 9-10 Luke 5:17-39 “Seeing their faith, Jesus said, ‘Friend, your sins are forgiven.’ The Jewish teachers of the law and the Pharisees thought to themselves, ‘Who is this man who is speaking as if he were God? Only God … Continue reading

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March 28 – Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Judges 4-6 Luke 4:31-44 “At daybreak, Jesus went to a lonely place, but the people looked for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. But Jesus said to them, ‘I must preach about God’s kingdom … Continue reading

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March 27 – How Jesus Saw His Ministry

Judges 1-3 Luke 4:1-30 “The Lord has put his Spirit in me, because he appointed me to tell the Good News to the poor. He has sent me to tell the captives they are free and to tell the blind … Continue reading

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