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May 29 – It Was (Figuratively) the Best of Times, It Was (Literally) the Worst of Times

2 Chronicles 7-9 John 11:1-29 “Jesus said, ‘Your brother will rise and live again.’ Martha answered, ‘I know that he will rise and live again in the resurrection on the last day.’” (John 11:23-24 NCV) Sometimes, Jesus is easy to … Continue reading

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March 25 – Where Do I Go? Who Do I Turn To?

Joshua 19-21 Luke 2:25-52 “Jesus said to them, ‘Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I must be in my Father’s house? But they did not understand the meaning of what he said.” (Luke 2:49-50) We don’t … Continue reading

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March 24 – Seeing Needs Around Us

Joshua 16-18 Luke 2:1-24 “Mary and Joseph also went to offer a sacrifice, as the law of the Lord says: ‘You must sacrifice two doves or two young pigeons.’” (Luke 2:24) Whenever members of the royal family do something it’s … 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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March 21 – Out With the Old, In With the New

Joshua 7-9 Luke 1:21-38 “Now Elizabeth, your relative, is also pregnant with a son though she is very old. Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant for six months. God can do anything!” (Luke … Continue reading

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February 17 – Just Like He Said He Would

Leviticus 21-22 Matthew 28 “The angel said to the women, “Don’t be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who has been crucified. He is not here. He has risen from the dead as he said he would. … Continue reading

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February 16 – Dead, As In Doornail Dead

Leviticus 19-20 Matthew 27:51-66 “He put Jesus’ body in a new tomb that he had cut out of a wall of rock, and he rolled a very large stone to block the entrance of the tomb. Then Joseph went away. … Continue reading

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January 16 – When That Crisis of Faith Comes

Genesis 39-40 Matthew 11 “John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or … Continue reading

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January 1 – Acting On My Beliefs

Note: for a variety of reasons, I am changing the format of my devotionals. If you prefer the old format, see the links at the end. I’ll explain why before the links.  Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “While Joseph thought … Continue reading

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December 25 – What Can I Say?

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 This may sound a little crazy, but Christmas is hard on preachers. Most preachers like to be original, a little bit creative even, in their sermons. Meanwhile, people want to hear about the birth … Continue reading

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