Tag Archives: sacrifice

January 7 – What’s the Motivation?

Genesis 18-19 Matthew 6:1-18 “Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4 NCV) In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks … Continue reading

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December 18 – Defeating the Dark Kingdom

This is yesterday’s devotional. Today’s will be up later. Colossians 1:1-23; Ezekiel 25-26; Isaiah 53 When a popular gaming company introduced a new gaming system, my daughter had to have it. She tried to order it online to get it … Continue reading

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September 28 – Don’t Even Welcome Them

2 John 1; Ezra 5-6; Psalm 93 The old joke used to be that anyone could throw on a bathrobe, walk the beaches of California, and utter a few incomprehensible sayings that seemed to have deeper meaning to start a … Continue reading

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September 3 – Are You a Thief?

John 10:1-21; 2 Chronicles 8; Psalm 73 People seem to want everything for free. Sometimes, they turn to illegal measures to get free stuff. If you do a search for “electricity theft” on the internet, you’ll find how to catch … Continue reading

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August 22 – God Helps Those Who…

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 The average American has some understanding of the Bible. For instance, almost all of us know that “God helps those who help themselves” is a direct quote from the Bible. It’s there in, … Continue reading

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August 8 – God’s Gonna Bless You Real Good

2 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 22:1-23:35; Nahum 3 It’s a cliché, of course, but you hear about this happening all the time: some televangelist wants to raise money so he/she reminds you that if you give money to God, through … Continue reading

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July 16 – Success

1 Corinthians 4; 1 Kings 17; Amos 1 We all want to be “successful.” We really want our children to be “successful” and we hear stories of parents who have made great sacrifices so that their children can get the … Continue reading

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July 13 – Foolishness or Power?

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Kings 14; Joel 2:1-11 I remember messing up as a child. I would do something foolish, and my dad or my mom would punish me. No matter how severe the punishment may have been, the hardest … Continue reading

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July 9 – Pardon Me

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12-12:14 One of the “perks” of being president is the ability to issue pardons to people convicted of crimes, or, even, those who MAY have committed a crime. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon … Continue reading

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July 3 – Going Through the Motions

Mark 12:1-27; 1 Kings 3; Hosea 6:1-7:2 Sometimes I have bad days, and sometimes those bad days are on Sundays. I wake up and I think I don’t want to go to church. I read the Bible to do my … Continue reading

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