Tag Archives: trust

April 21 – You Get to Choose Your Reward!

2 Samuel 12-13 Luke 16 “Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with a little is dishonest with a lot. If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, then … Continue reading

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April 20 – Learning to Rejoice in God’s Forgiveness … For Others

2 Samuel 9-11 Luke 15:11-32 “So the son left and went to his father. While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for his son. So the father ran to him and … Continue reading

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March 28 – Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Judges 4-6 Luke 4:31-44 “At daybreak, Jesus went to a lonely place, but the people looked for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. But Jesus said to them, ‘I must preach about God’s kingdom … Continue reading

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March 11 – Almost Fit For Heaven

Deuteronomy 13-15 Mark 12:28-44 “When Jesus saw that the man answered him wisely, Jesus said to him, ‘You are close to the kingdom of God.’ And after that, no one was brave enough to ask Jesus any more questions.” (Mark … Continue reading

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February 9 – How Much Will You Risk?

Leviticus 6-7 Matthew 25:1-30 “Then the servant who had been given one bag of gold came to the master and said, ‘Master, I knew that you were a hard man. You harvest things you did not plant. You gather crops … Continue reading

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January 8 – Dealing With Desires and Needs

Genesis 20-22 Matthew 6:19-34 “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NCV) As Jesus moves on in the Sermon on the Mount, trust becomes the issue. Where … Continue reading

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October 3 – Open Doors

Revelation 3; Nehemiah 4; Psalm 98 As the movie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is winding to a climax, Harry and his friends follow a vision Harry had, looking for Sirius Black, the man Harry thought of … Continue reading

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October 2 – First Love

Revelation 2; Nehemiah 3; Psalm 97 When my wife and I first started dating, we were insufferable. People had us pegged to be married within a week. We did a lot of handholding, talking incessantly until late at night, we … Continue reading

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September 20 – Doing the Twist

John 20:1-18; 2 Chronicles 31; Psalm 87 I was talking to my pastor about my fiction writing, and he asked me if my stories had a twist. “I always love it when a story has a good twist at the … Continue reading

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August 30 – Ending Slavery

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 The institution of slavery is one of the darkest blots on mankind throughout history. Among ways slavery has been practices throughout history, what happened in the United States was one of the most … Continue reading

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