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January 7 – What’s the Motivation?

Genesis 18-19 Matthew 6:1-18 “Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4 NCV) In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks … Continue reading

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July 5 – I Signed Up For What?

Mark 13:1-13; 1 Kings 6; Hosea 8 I write other kinds of things than devotionals. My problem is that nothing else is ready for publication yet. I have a lot of editing to do. One of the things I do … Continue reading

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November 4 – Is Your Conscience Clear?

Psalm 17:1-9; Genesis 38:1-26; Acts 24:10-23 Sometimes you wonder about people. Why do they do what they do? In a “true confessions” site people explained why they got fired from their jobs. One of the strangest reasons was the guy … Continue reading

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September 14 – Restoration

Psalm 73; Job 40:6-14; 42:1-6; Luke 22:31-33 54-62 There are some athletes who have a big mouth. I’m thinking of the ones who deliberately provoke their opponents so that everything they say is posted on the other team’s bulletin board … Continue reading

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October 22 – Motivation

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 With some things, it doesn’t matter why you do them, the important thing is that they get done. Housekeeping chores are a lot like that. My wife doesn’t care why I do the … Continue reading

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January 26 – Right and Wrong

Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26 Ever said the right thing, but for the wrong reasons? The Disciples were giddy as Jesus rode into Jerusalem. “Then, as He was now drawing near the descent of the Mount of Olives, the … Continue reading

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June 18 – The Arrogance of Service

Mark 4:1-20; 2 Samuel 9-10; Daniel 5 Why do we do the things we do? What is the incentive? What makes people “tick?” Every person has different motivators and if we want people to help us, we need to find … Continue reading

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May 31 – Grace

Romans 6; 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 60 One of the things that Americans are proud of is our freedom. We are free to choose our government. We are free to speak our minds on issues of religion and politics. We … Continue reading

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