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November 13 – Wait For It, Wait For it, Wait For It….

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” (James 1:2-3 NKJV)  There are times when the book of James requires reading … Continue reading

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February 16 – What a Life of Faith Brings

Hebrews 11:23-40; Exodus 15; Proverbs 6; Proverbs 7:1-5 “Women received their dead raised to life again. And others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection. Still others had trial of mockings and scourgings, yes, and … Continue reading

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December 13 – Seeing Things From God’s Perspective

Hosea 12-14 Revelation 4 “After the vision of these things I looked, and there before me was an open door in heaven. And the same voice that spoke to me before, that sounded like a trumpet, said, ‘Come up here, … Continue reading

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November 24 – Experiencing God’s Joy in a Sinful World

Ezekiel 22-23 1 Peter 1 “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving … Continue reading

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November 13 – Do You Really Want All the Joy God Gives?

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 One of the fun parts of social media is sharing the joys that friends experience. Recently, one of my friends got married. I shared her joy as she posted about the engagement. Then, they … Continue reading

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August 2 – Troubles Come

2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4; 2 Kings 14; Micah 4:1-5:1 My dad had a friend named Bill the last years of his life. Bill W made a great change in his life and the funny thing is that Bill had died years … 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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November 18 – Trials

Psalm 46; Zechariah 11:1-17; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Christian mythology is very interesting at times. One of my “favorite” Christian myths is that once you commit to following Jesus as your Savior, all your troubles will go away. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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October 3 – When God Answers Prayers Wrong

Psalm 3; Habakkuk 1:5-17; James 1:2-11 There is a saying among experienced Christians: don’t ask God for patience. The reason for that is that when we ask for patience, God doesn’t open our minds and pour a couple of ounces … Continue reading

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October 16 – God’s Great Love

Revelation 16; Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43 There is an amazing similarity in all three readings today. The Revelation passage tells of God’s judgment being poured out on earth. The people left on earth react to the judgment by cursing God. … Continue reading

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