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November 5 – There Are No Black Sheep in the Family of God

Jeremiah 34-36 Hebrews 2 “Jesus, who makes people holy, and those who are made holy are from the same family. So he is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters.” (Hebrews 2:11 NCV) Hebrews offers a step by … Continue reading

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October 27 – When Prison is On Your Resumé

Jeremiah 12-14 2 Timothy 1 “I was chosen to tell that Good News and to be an apostle and a teacher. I am suffering now because I tell the Good News, but I am not ashamed, because I know Jesus, … Continue reading

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October 15 – Helping People Stand Strong in the Lord

Isaiah 45-46 1 Thessalonians 3 “So, brothers and sisters, while we have much trouble and suffering, we are encouraged about you because of your faith. Our life is really full if you stand strong in the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 3:7-8 … Continue reading

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April 15 – “But I’m So Much Better Than They Are”

1 Samuel 27-29 Luke 13:1-22 “What about those eighteen people who died when the tower of Siloam fell on them? Do you think they were more sinful than all the others who live in Jerusalem? No, I tell you. But … Continue reading

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January 24 – More Questions Than Answers

Exodus 9-11 Matthew 15:21-39 “Jesus left that place and went to the area of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that area came to Jesus and cried out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter has … Continue reading

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November 6 – Fighting So You and Your Buddy Make It Out

2 Timothy 2; Jeremiah 7-8; Psalm 122 There’s a sense of adventurism, of heroism perhaps, when a young man or woman joins the military. They may have grand ideas of storming beaches to protect our country. They may see themselves … Continue reading

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June 11 – Trophies, Medals, and Recognition

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 If you want a job, you have to have a resumé, don’t you? There are classes you can take to learn how to make your resumé more appealing. Your resumé is supposed to … Continue reading

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May 11 – What Contract?

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Whenever music stars appear in concert there are interesting provisions in the contract. Some require certain types of water. Others require certain kinds of fresh fruit. Perhaps one of the more outrageous contract provisions … Continue reading

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October 7 – Share the Gospel

A quick note: I had a medical procedure today, and I really thought I had finished this and posted it much earlier! The medical procedure came out perfectly. The devotional, as usual, is here warts and all. Psalm 111; Numbers … Continue reading

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October 3 – Wealth

Revelation 3; Nehemiah 4; Psalm 98 Wealth tends to be associated with God’s blessings. When you look at the Old Testament story of Job you see a wealthy man who loses everything. The previous wealth was associated with God’s blessings; … Continue reading

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