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The Poor in Spirit

This year, I am going back to writing daily devotionals. They will be topical, and I’m beginning with a series on the Sermon on the Mount. I pray that they help you grow deeper in your relationship with God. January … Continue reading

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Broken and Spilled Out

As I understand the situation, Simon the leper was having a feast, and Jesus was eating with him, among others. Given the concerns about the contagious nature of leprosy, I have no doubt that appropriate social distancing issues were considered in the seating arrangement. In the middle of the feast, though, a woman walked up to Jesus and took a container of expensive perfume, and poured it on His head. Continue reading

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December 8 – Finding Ways to Help People in Need

Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43 “Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.” (Ephesians 4:28 NKJV)  Behavior … Continue reading

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November 27 – A Call to Remember the Poor (All Year Long)

Galatians 2; Jeremiah 49-50; Psalm 143 “They desired only that we should remember the poor, the very thing which I also was eager to do.” (Galatians 2:10 NKJV)  It’s interesting when we see different understandings of the same event. It … Continue reading

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July 17 – “Oh Me!”

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3   “Thus says the Lord: ‘For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because they sell the righteous for silver, And the poor for a … Continue reading

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December 4 – Opening Our Eyes to the Needs All Year Long

Ezekiel 46-47 1 John 3 “This is how we know what real love is: Jesus gave his life for us. So we should give our lives for our brothers and sisters. Suppose someone has enough to live and sees a … Continue reading

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November 23 – Using Our Wealth for God’s Glory

Ezekiel 20-21 James 5 “Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will … Continue reading

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August 21 – How Do You Measure the Blessings of God?

Psalm 107-109 1 Corinthians 4 “Even to this very hour we do not have enough to eat or drink or to wear. We are often beaten, and we have no homes in which to live. We work hard with our … Continue reading

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May 28 – Blessings Should Flow, Not Be a Dead End

2 Chronicles 4-6 John 10:24-42 “Again some of the people picked up stones to kill Jesus. But he said to them, ‘I have done many good works from the Father. Which of these good works are you killing me for?’ … Continue reading

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April 25 – We Use God’s Blessings to Bless Others

2 Samuel 21-22 Luke 18:24-43 “When the people heard this, they asked, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus answered, ‘The things impossible for people are possible for God.’” (Luke 18: 26-27 NCV) Jesus’s reaction to the rich young ruler startled … Continue reading

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