Tag Archives: Relationship with God

June 11 – The Work is Over, The Battle is Done

Ezra 1-2 John 19:23-42 “When Jesus tasted the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and died.” (John 19:30 NCV) Three simple words in English, translate one word in the Greek. “It is finished.” Jesus came … Continue reading

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June 7 – Unity in God Because of the Love of God

2 Chronicles 28-29 John 17 “I have given these people the glory that you gave me so that they can be one, just as you and I are one. I will be in them and you will be in me so … Continue reading

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May 22 – You Mean I’m Not Always Right?

1 Chronicles 16-18 John 7:28-53 “When the people heard Jesus’ words, some of them said, ‘This man really is the Prophet. Others said, ‘He is the Christ.’ Still others said, ‘The Christ will not come from Galilee. The Scripture says … Continue reading

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April 27 – Learning to Live in Peace

(The long delay today was due to a trip to MD Anderson for my wife’s 6-month cancer checkup. She got a good report.) 1 Kings 1-2 Luke 19:28-48 “As Jesus came near Jerusalem, he saw the city and cried for … Continue reading

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April 26 – All You Really Need Is (A Changed) Heart

2 Samuel 23-24 Luke 19:1-27 “But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘I will give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I will pay back four times more.’” (Luke 19:8 NCV) There … 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 4 – Understanding Begins With God

Ruth 1-4 Luke 8:1-25 “Everything that is hidden will become clear, and every secret thing will be made known. So be careful how you listen. Those who have understanding will be given more. But those who do not have understanding, … Continue reading

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March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

Judges 11-12 Luke 6:1-26 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. Be full of joy at that time, … Continue reading

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March 12 – It Was The Best of Times; It Was the End of Times

Deuteronomy 16-18 Mark 13:1-20 “But before these things happen, the Good News must be told to all people.” (Mark 13:10) The end times has fascinated people even before Jesus came on the scene. Many of the Old Testament prophets talked … Continue reading

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March 1 – The Key to the Christian Life: Forgiveness

Since my Bible Reading program decided either that we were perfect on March 1 or that God had nothing to say to us – see previous post – I used the text from last night’s revival services. It was a … Continue reading

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