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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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June 25 – God Restores

Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Daniel 11:21-45 One of the hardest things to observe is a Christian leader who fails. Sometimes it may be at the local level and observed by relatively few Christians, and yet each person who esteemed … Continue reading

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January 28 – God’s Got This

Luke 20:27-47; Genesis 37; Psalm 28 Have you ever wanted to run away and hide? Maybe it’s personal troubles and you just don’t want to be around people. Maybe relationships in the family aren’t going so well and it’s time … Continue reading

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December 13 – A Good Defense

Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 9:8-15; Luke 1:57-66 “Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.” Coach Paul Bear Bryant was said to have coined this phrase many years ago, and for many coaches, it is an idea that guides setting up their teams. … Continue reading

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October 18 – Sing!

Psalm 57; 1 Samuel 25:23-35; James 5:7-12 It’s easy to get weighed down by the troubles and concerns of this world. We have an election coming up and we know every negative thing about each of the candidates. I would … Continue reading

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July 8 – You Have To Be Carefully Taught

Psalm 25:1-10; Genesis 41:37-49; Acts 7:9-16 In the movie “South Pacific” one of the points of the drama deals with the problems caused by prejudice. One of the songs in the movie has a message that we need to hear … Continue reading

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