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October 30 – Learning to Extend God’s Grace

1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; … Continue reading

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August 5 – Learning to Do “Job One” as a Minister of God

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13; 2 Kings 18; Micah 7 “We give no offense in anything, that our ministry may not be blamed. But in all things we commend ourselves as ministers of God:” (2 Corinthians 6:3-41 NKJV)  There are some people … Continue reading

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Can’t We Start Again, Please

The end is near! No, that’s not an apocalyptic statement, that’s a commentary on my self-granted three-month sabbatical. I stopped the daily devotional writing to do some self-reflection, to think about the process of writing the devotionals, and to think … Continue reading

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December 4 – Opening Our Eyes to the Needs All Year Long

Ezekiel 46-47 1 John 3 “This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave his life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters. Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a … Continue reading

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September 28 – Living as Good Citizens

Isaiah 5-6 Ephesians 1 “I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings … Continue reading

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September 21 – The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth

Ecclesiastes 7-9 2 Corinthians 13 “We cannot do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.” (2 Corinthians 13:8 NCV) As Paul wrapped up his defense of the gospel he left the Corinthians with two things to consider. The … Continue reading

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July 26 – What Happens After “I Told You So?”

Psalm 40-42 Acts 27:1-26 “But now I tell you to cheer up because none of you will die. Only the ship will be lost. Last night an angel came to me from the God I belong to and worship. The … Continue reading

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May 15 – Planting, Watering, Fertilizing, and Harvesting -Teamwork At Its Best

2 Kings 22-23 John 4:31-54 “Here the saying is true, ‘One person plants, and another harvests.’ I sent you to harvest a crop that you did not work on. Others did the work, and you get to finish up their … Continue reading

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April 10 – Be a Neighbor…But Wait! There’s More!

1 Samuel 15-16 Luke 10:25-42 “But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29 NCV) You would have thought that the Pharisees had learned this truth early on … 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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