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April 18 – Gaining Focus in the Middle of a Carnival

2 Samuel 3-5 Luke 14:25-35 “If anyone comes to me but loves his father, mother, wife, children, brothers, or sisters—or even life—more than me, he cannot be my follower.” (Luke 14:26 NCV) Jesus became a Judean rock star. People gathered … Continue reading

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March 14 – Whatever It Takes

Deuteronomy 22-24 Mark 14:1-26 “Jesus sent two of his followers and said to them, ‘Go into the city and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. When he goes into a house, tell the owner … Continue reading

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January 22 – Stepping Out To Do The Impossible

Exodus 4-6 Matthew 14:22-36 “Peter said, ‘Lord, if it is really you, then command me to come to you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come.’ And Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. But when Peter … Continue reading

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January 21 – About That Alone Time

Exodus 1-3 Matthew 14:1-21 “When Jesus heard what had happened to John, he left in a boat and went to a lonely place by himself. But the crowds heard about it and followed him on foot from the towns. When … Continue reading

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January 16 – When That Crisis of Faith Comes

Genesis 39-40 Matthew 11 “John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or … Continue reading

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January 13 – Loving the Oppressed, and the Oppressor

(Caught up by this afternoon!)  Genesis 31-32 Matthew 9:18-38 “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NCV) Wherever Jesus went, He preached the good … Continue reading

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December 26 – They Grow Up Too Fast!

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 This isn’t a scientific observation, of course, but I believe that the words uttered most in this past week as family and friends gathered to celebrate Christmas were something like “They grow up so … Continue reading

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December 13 – “But You Don’t Know My Circumstances”

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 There were severe complications in his birth. Obstetricians used two pairs of forceps during the birth and one of those pairs ended up severing a nerve and causing partial paralysis of his face. The … Continue reading

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August 10 – Street Cred

2 Corinthians 11; 2 Kings 25; Habakkuk 2 Street Cred. In the hip hop community that usually means that the rapper has lived on the streets and probably spent time in jail. Street Cred is important to people in the … Continue reading

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July 7 – Dealing With Criticism

Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17-10:15 You may have heard the joke about the donkey, the boy, and the old man heading into town. At first the boy is riding the donkey and people criticize them because the old … Continue reading

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