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April 28 – When God Answers

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 Clay Lein might be forgiven for not expecting his prayer to be answered. His wife had begged him to go to church with her. He went, even though he was an atheist, because “that’s … Continue reading

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April 14 – Acting on Fear or in Faith?

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 In 1988, Barry Gibbs heard the declaration that he was guilty of murder and would be sentenced to 22 years in prison. While he didn’t match the witness’s description, that same witness picked him … Continue reading

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April 1 – Don’t Be Foolish

Matthew 25:1-30; Numbers 30-31; Job 1 It was Thanksgiving Day and Raymond Banuelos of Phoenix, Arizona decided that the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving would be to go rock climbing. A lot of people do outdoor activities on Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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February 25 – Humble Service

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33:1-34:35; Proverbs 15 There is an old saying that amazing things can get done if you don’t care who gets the credit. There are some people who make sure that they are in every camera shot around, … Continue reading

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January 12 – Bloopers in Prayer

Luke 11:1-28; Genesis 19; Psalm 12 Outtakes. Sometimes those are the best parts of any TV show or movie. Outtakes or bloopers happen when an actor forgets their line, starts laughing, or somehow messes up. We enjoy them so much … Continue reading

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January 10 – Being The Answer

Luke 10:1-20; Genesis 17; Psalm 10 I don’t know what it’s like at your house, but at our house, the dishes have to be done every day. For some reason, they don’t do themselves. I’m going to be honest with … Continue reading

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October 16 – Justice

Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most revealing “commentaries” on prayer and how we who follow Christ use prayer comes from Janis Joplin. Her song “Mercedes-Benz” cuts to the quick when we think about … Continue reading

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August 29 – To Do God’s Will

Psalm 119:65-72; 2 Chronicles 12:1-12; Hebrews 13:7-21 Have you ever wondered what God wants you to do? Of course you have. Don’t we all? We spend time in prayer searching for God’s will. When someone asks us to serve in … Continue reading

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August 5 – Soul Food

Psalm 33:12-22; Ecclesiastes 6:1-6; Acts 7:1-8 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” as supposedly shouted by Richard III in Shakespeare’s play. It was a play on the old proverb: For want … Continue reading

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June 28 – Light or Dark?

Psalm 140; Jeremiah 3:15-18; Ephesians 5:6-20 Perhaps it was the movie “Wall Street” that finally brought things out into the open. All those attitudes and actions that we publicly disavowed but privately engaged in soon began being accepted after that … Continue reading

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