Tag Archives: New Year

December 30 – Serving With Authority

Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65 “And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.” (Luke 4:32 NKJV) The Luke passage today seems to be a summary of a number of weeks. We see that Jesus … Continue reading

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December 31 – Out With The Old and In With The New

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 It used to be that my eyes would roll when I heard someone talk about the “good old days.” I was younger then. Now, when someone talks about the “good old days” I tend … Continue reading

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January 1 – Hope

Luke 5:27-39; Genesis 1:1-2:25; Psalm 1 And so we begin again. A new year. New hope. New anticipation. Many of us will look back on last year, grateful just to have survived the year. It was difficult for many of … Continue reading

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Taking a Break…

Greetings folks! I am taking a break from writing the devotionals until January 1. I will be traveling and my schedule will make it difficult to keep up with the writing. I need to relax and retool during this time. … Continue reading

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January 1 – New Beginnings

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 (To everything a season); Psalm 8 (How exalted is your name); Revelation 21:1-6a (New heaven and new earth); Matthew 25:31-46 (Separation of the sheep and goats) There is a time for everything. Solomon reminds us of that truth … Continue reading

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December 31 – Approaching God With Humility

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 Some people are very demanding. Have you noticed that? Usually it’s “other” people that are so demanding. We notice “them” when we are out shopping, or working at our jobs. Their desires seem to … Continue reading

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January 1 – The Natural Order

(Author’s Note: I am using a new format this year just to focus my thinking differently. I hope that God uses it in your life. Feel free to make any comments about the format below.) Luke 5:27-39; Genesis 1:1-2:25; Psalm … Continue reading

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January 1 – Luke 5:27-39, Genesis 1:1-2:25 and Psalm 1

We love to celebrate the New Year, don’t we? There are many different reasons why New Year’s is such a big celebration but I think the major reason we like to celebrate the New Year is that it’s a time … Continue reading

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December 31 – Malachi 3-4 and Revelation 22:11-21

The “last minute” seems to be the most productive time in anyone’s life. Those deadlines we have imposed on us or that we impose on ourselves create a sense of urgency to complete our tasks and make sure that our … Continue reading

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