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December 11 – Hear What the Spirit Says to the Churches…

Hosea 5-8 Revelation 2 “Everyone who has ears should listen to what the Spirit says to the churches. I will give some of the hidden manna to everyone who wins the victory. I will also give to each one who … Continue reading

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December 5 – Celebrating the Incarnation: Jesus Came in the Flesh

Daniel 1-2 1 John 4 “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not … Continue reading

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November 17 – Living Peaceably, Living in Holiness

Ezekiel 5-7 Hebrews 12 “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.”                (Hebrews 12:14 NCV) This verse may be an elaboration on part of the first two … Continue reading

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October 1 – Created to Be Like God

Isaiah 11-13 Ephesians 4 “You were taught to leave your old self—to stop living the evil way you lived before. That old self becomes worse, because people are fooled by the evil things they want to do. But you were … Continue reading

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August 5 – Slaves To Fear or Children of God?

Psalm 68-69 Romans 8:1-21 “The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry … Continue reading

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September 30 – #ThatsGrace

Jude 1; Ezra 9-10; Psalm 95 Sometimes people misunderstand. Sometimes others do it deliberately. My then fiancé, now wife, and her roommate Terry used to make it a habit to misconstrue everything I said. I don’t remember all of the … Continue reading

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October 17 – This Was Your Life

Psalm 57; 1 Samuel 25:2-22; 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 One of the first reality TV shows began as a radio production in the 1940s. This is Your Life moved to TV in the 50s and ran until 1961. In the show, … Continue reading

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August 15 – It’s a Dry Heat

Psalm 32; Jeremiah 23:30-40; 1 John 4:1-6 Heat. Dry. Parching. Heat. When writers want to show desperation on its last legs, they describe a person in the desert – too dehydrated to sweat, but still wiping their brow. Maybe they’re … Continue reading

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January 11 – Preparing for Battle

Baptism of the Lord Psalm 106:1-12 (God saves through water); Judges 4:1-16 (Israel’s enemies drown); Ephesians 6:10-17 (The Christian’s spiritual armor) The baptism of Jesus signified the beginning of His ministry. The baptism of a new believer signifies the beginning … Continue reading

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December 26 – Vulnerable

Luke 2:21-52; Ezekiel 38-39; Isaiah 61 One of the most difficult concepts to believe about the Christian faith is that God became man and came down to earth. Oh sure, many of the other religions had their gods show up … Continue reading

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