Tag Archives: mercy

February 6 – Following God With All That I Am

Exodus 39-40 Matthew 23:23-39 “How terrible for you, teachers of the law and Pharisees! You are hypocrites! You give to God one-tenth of everything you earn—even your mint, dill, and cumin.[a] But you don’t obey the really important teachings of … Continue reading

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February 3 – You’re Invited: Proper Clothes Provided

Exodus 31-33 Matthew 22:1-22 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’” (Matthew 22:8-9) … Continue reading

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January 28 – Forgiven and Forgiving

Exodus 19-20 Matthew 18:21-35 “Then the master called his servant in and said, ‘You evil servant! Because you begged me to forget what you owed, I told you that you did not have to pay anything. You should have showed … Continue reading

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January 24 – More Questions Than Answers

Exodus 9-11 Matthew 15:21-39 “Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus and cried out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter has … Continue reading

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December 28 – Breaking the Rules of the World

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 Popularity can be a fickle thing. Andy Warhol once said that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame in the future, and we often use that to describe situations when someone becomes popular, only … Continue reading

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December 24 – What’s In A Name?

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 My wife and I discussed baby names long before she was even pregnant. We knew the names we wanted to use and we knew why a year or two before we even tried to … Continue reading

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December 23 – Is This The End, Or Is This The Beginning?

Luke 1:26-56; Ezekiel 34; Isaiah 58 Something about a baby changes lives. I remember when my wife let me know that she was expecting our first child. Life changed from that moment as we were no long just husband and … Continue reading

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December 12 – A Partnership That Changes the World

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 You probably don’t recognize the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford in 1995, became good friends, and dropped out of doctoral work together. They had worked together on some different … Continue reading

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November 23 – The Who of Thanksgiving

2 Peter 1; Jeremiah 41-42; Psalm 139 In the United States, Thanksgiving was established as a national holiday during the War Between the States in 1863. Prior to that time, many states had held their own observances of a day … Continue reading

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November 20 – Returning Blessings For Evil

1 Peter 3; Jeremiah 35-36; Psalm 136 I saw a quote the other day that made me mad. The message of the quote was that the only people you should try to get even with are the people who’ve done … Continue reading

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