Tag Archives: obedience to God

February 11 – But I’m Following God!

Hebrews 8; Exodus 5:1-6:27; Proverbs 1 There is this myth that if you obey the Lord and do what He says, everything will be wonderful. If, on the other hand, you don’t follow God’s path for your life, then you’ll … Continue reading

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December 1 – Freedom in Christ

Galatians 5:1-15; Lamentations 5; Psalm 147 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1) Freedom in Christ is almost a cliché in … Continue reading

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November 3 – God Begins Working Early

1 Timothy 5:1-22; Jeremiah 1-2; Psalm 119:145-176 The Bible speaks often of the wisdom of those who have grown older. At the same time, though, the Bible reminds us that relationship with and calling from God is more important than … Continue reading

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September 12 – Peace

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79 We live in a troubled world. The Middle East is in a major conflict because of the threat of a murderous group inspired by their Muslim faith. The threat of Russia is looming … Continue reading

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July 17 – Troublemakers

When God’s people are present in an unjust society they are accused of being troublemakers. They don’t fit in with the crowd. They don’t go along to get along. The Romans called the early Christians “atheists” because they wouldn’t worship the gods like everyone else – not even one little pinch of incense once a year. Continue reading

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May 31 – Whose Slave Are You?

Romans 6; 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 60 In a culture that believes in shadows and shades of gray the words of Paul are shocking. In a culture that believes in freedom, they are stroke inducing. We are either slaves of … Continue reading

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April 27 – Christ People

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 As the gospel spread, a pocket of Christians in a town called Antioch got noticed. Cornelius was one person and he had a background of supporting the Jewish people; in Antioch the majority of … Continue reading

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March 28 – When God Speaks…Follow!

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 You have to feel sorry for Balak. This strange army that has obliterated his neighbors was camped right outside his country. The Moabites didn’t really know that this army just desired peaceful … Continue reading

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October 19 – Good!

Revelation 19; Isaiah 5-6; Psalm 109:20-31 In the Harry Potter book series there is a candy that is dangerous to eat. They are the “every flavor” jellybeans.  When you eat one of those candies there is no telling what flavor … Continue reading

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September 17 – Dirty Hands

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 You may have seen some kind of gangster movie where the head of the mob is sitting down to an elegant dinner when one of his underlings comes in looking worried. The mob … Continue reading

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