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On Being Pure in Heart

January 6 (Matthew 5:8 NIV) Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Pure gold is gold without any other substance mixed in. A pure heart, in the Christian perspective,is a heart focused on accomplishing God’s will … Continue reading

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Jesus Takes the Offensive

So often, Jesus is seen responding to questions and attacks by the Jewish Religious leaders. In today’s stories, Jesus takes the lead by proposing His own conundrum and then by noting problems with the scribes and their lust for attention. … Continue reading

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December 28 – Fully God, Fully Man, Always With Us

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 “When all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove … Continue reading

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August 13 – It’s Time to Be the Light

Quick note: yesterday was another traveling day. We got great medical news, but I was still too tired to finish and post this yesterday. John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 “In Him was life, and the life was the … Continue reading

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March 2 – Do You Even Need Jesus In Your Life?

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3; Leviticus 4; Proverbs 20 “When Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: “I desire … Continue reading

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February 19 – Immanuel: God With Us

Matthew 1; Exodus 20; Exodus 21; Proverbs 9 “So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and … 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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February 5 – Family Keeps Us Humble

Exodus 36-38 Matthew 23:1-22 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” … Continue reading

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January 31 – Humble Service

(With yesterday’s computer problems, I never did get this written or posted.) Exodus 25-26 Matthew 20:17-34 “But Jesus said, ‘You don’t understand what you are asking. Can you drink the cup that I am about to drink?’” (Matthew 20:22 NCV) … Continue reading

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January 26 – Seeing God’s Presence and His Answers

Exodus 14-15 Matthew 17 “Then his followers asked him, ‘Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?’” (Matthew 17:10 NCV) As Jesus, Peter, James, and John came down the mountain after the Transfiguration, the truth … Continue reading

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