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November 18 – Living in Community with Brothers, Sisters, and Strangers

Ezekiel 8-10 Hebrews 13 “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:1-2 NCV) This last … Continue reading

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November 16 – From This Time On and Evermore

Ezekiel 3-4 Hebrews 11:20-40 “These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.” (Hebrews … Continue reading

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October 22 – Christians and Praying for Government Leaders

Isaiah 65-66 1 Timothy 2 “First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet … Continue reading

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October 18 Persecution, Love, Grace, And Judgment

Isaiah 53-55 2 Thessalonians 1 “So we brag about you to the other churches of God. We tell them about the way you continue to be strong and have faith even though you are being treated badly and are suffering … Continue reading

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August 13 – What Do We Owe Other People?

Psalm 87-88 Romans 13 “Do not owe people anything, except always owe love to each other, because the person who loves others has obeyed all the law.” (Romans 13:8 NCV) Romans 13 begins with a discussion of government. Given the … Continue reading

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July 3 – Dangers to Society

Job 25-27 Acts 12 “After Herod arrested Peter, he put him in jail and handed him over to be guarded by sixteen soldiers. Herod planned to bring Peter before the people for trial after the Passover Feast. So Peter was … Continue reading

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June 28 – Unstoppable Joy, Drastic Change

Job 11-13 Acts 9:1-21 “Soon he began to preach about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, ‘Jesus is the Son of God.’ All the people who heard him were amazed. They said, ‘This is the man who was in Jerusalem trying … Continue reading

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June 26 – The Power of God

“Simon saw that the Spirit was given to people when the apostles laid their hands on them. So he offered the apostles money, saying, ‘Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands will receive … Continue reading

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May 20 – The Only Way to Go

1 Chronicles 10-12 John 6:45-71 “Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, who would we go to? You have the words that give eternal life.’” (John 6:68 NCV) Jesus’s teaching shocked many of those who’d been following Him. He’d given bread to … Continue reading

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January 30 – Life Isn’t Fair, and Neither is the Afterlife

Exodus 23-24 Matthew 20:1-16 “But the man who owned the vineyard said to one of those workers, ‘Friend, I am being fair to you. You agreed to work for one coin. So take your pay and go. I want to … Continue reading

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