Tag Archives: relationship with Christ

September 13 – Connections

John 15:1-16:4; 2 Chronicles 23; Psalm 80 Were I to take you on a drive around South Texas today, you would see branches piled high and deep across roadways from Corpus Christi all the way up the coast. They are, … Continue reading

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July 23 – I Can Do Anything!

1 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 3; Amos 8 I believe that no one likes rules, except for the people who make them, and the people who enforce them. Nowhere is this more apparent than in rules companies have regarding dress … Continue reading

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January 15 – Being Ready

Luke 12:32-59; Genesis 22; Psalm 15 Thieves are an inconsiderate lot. They come to visit you when you’re not home. They destroy things coming in the house. Then they take party favors that you hadn’t planned on giving out. When … Continue reading

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December 22 – Endure Now for the Future Glory

Psalm 113; Genesis 30:1-24; Romans 8:18-30 The story of the ant and the grasshopper is an interesting story. In the original fable by Aesop, the ant works hard gathering and storing food while the grasshopper refuses to work and plays … Continue reading

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November 27 – The Best Days of our Lives

Jeremiah 33:14-16; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36 There is a lot of nostalgia for the good old days. We think back to younger, more care-free days and somehow idolize those times as the best of all times. That … Continue reading

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September 6 – Godliness

Psalm 101; 2 Kings 18:9-18; 1 Timothy 4:6-16 One of the greatest ironies in America today is that all the parking places near the entrances at fitness centers and gyms are taken. If you have ever belonged to a gym … Continue reading

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September 5 – Time for Church

Psalm 101; 2 Kings 17:24-41; 1 Timothy 3:14—4:5 The pastor was coming over to comfort the family in a difficult time, so the whole family worked hard on making the house presentable. He came in, they had a good time … Continue reading

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June 26 – Living La Vida List(a)

1 Kings 19:15-16 19-21; Psalm 16; Galatians 5:1 13-25; Luke 9:51-62 Whenever we travel I have to depend on my wife. I tend to do things at the last minute and when it comes to packing I would probably forget … Continue reading

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January 14 – Luke 12:1-31, Genesis 21, and Psalm 14

One of my favorite stories about heaven involves the millionaire who really believed that he could “take it with him.” He was informed that the end was near and he thought long and hard about what he could do to … Continue reading

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December 31 – Malachi 3-4 and Revelation 22:11-21

The “last minute” seems to be the most productive time in anyone’s life. Those deadlines we have imposed on us or that we impose on ourselves create a sense of urgency to complete our tasks and make sure that our … Continue reading

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