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April 19 – Light the Lamps and Sweep the House

2 Samuel 6-8 Luke 15:1-10 “Suppose a woman has ten silver coins, but loses one. She will light a lamp, sweep the house, and look carefully for the coin until she finds it.” (Luke 15:8) I’d heard a story once … 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 13 – Living Genuinely

1 Samuel 22-24 Luke 12:1-31 “Everything that is hidden will be shown, and everything that is secret will be made known. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in … Continue reading

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April 6 – “I’m Dying To Be Shown That You Are Not Just Any Man”

1 Samuel 4-6 Luke 9:1-17 “Herod said, ‘I cut off John’s head, so who is this man I hear such things about?’ And Herod kept trying to see Jesus.” (Luke 9:9) Herod Antipas was THE man in Galilee. He was … Continue reading

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April 5 – Dangerous Worship Leads to Living Dangerously

1 Samuel 1-3 Luke 8:26-56 “All the people of the Gerasene country asked Jesus to leave, because they were all very afraid. So Jesus got into the boat and went back to Galilee.” (Luke 8:37) He had terrorized the area … 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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April 1 – Jesus Taught It, Did It, and Expects Me to Do It

Judges 13-15 Luke 6:27-49 “But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NCV) The message … Continue reading

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March 29 – Fishing on the Other Side of the Boat

Judges 7-8 Luke 5:1-16 “When Simon Peter saw what had happened, he bowed down before Jesus and said, ‘Go away from me, Lord. I am a sinful man!’” (Luke 5:8 NCV) When Jesus taught, people listened. And they flocked to … Continue reading

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March 22 – In the Presence of the Lord

Joshua 10-12 Luke 1:39-56 “You are blessed because you believed that what the Lord said to you would really happen.” (Luke 1:45 NCV) Under normal circumstances, no one would have noticed this meeting between an older lady who was expecting … Continue reading

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Preparing For Rwanda Trip – 2018

Dear Friends, I am thrilled to share with you that this June, Lucy (my wife) and I will be working with a team of educators in Rwanda through Africa New Life Ministries (ANLM) for our second time. Our trip will … Continue reading

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