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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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April 14 – Searching For Real Treasure

1 Samuel 25-26 Luke 12:32-59 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Get for yourselves purses that will not wear out, the treasure in heaven that never runs out, where thieves can’t steal and moths can’t destroy. Your heart … Continue reading

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March 24 – Seeing Needs Around Us

Joshua 16-18 Luke 2:1-24 “Mary and Joseph also went to offer a sacrifice, as the law of the Lord says: ‘You must sacrifice two doves or two young pigeons.’” (Luke 2:24) Whenever members of the royal family do something it’s … Continue reading

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March 16 – What Does the Evidence Show?

“Many people came and told false things about him, but all said different things—none of them agreed.” (Mark 14:56) The Pharisees had been waiting, plotting, and planning to arrest Jesus for months. As Passover approached and the threat of people … 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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March 21 – More Manna? Anything Else?

Matthew 19:16-30; Numbers 11-12; Ecclesiastes 8 Shel Silverstein wrote the lyrics to a song that tells of a man who made it all. He was living what our society would call the good life. He could have whatever he wanted. … Continue reading

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