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April 19 – Forgiveness

Acts 7:23-8:1a; Deuteronomy 31-32; Job 19 Charles Roberts was an angry person. For nine years that anger had festered as he blamed God, and himself, for his newborn daughter’s death. On October 2, 2006, he snapped. He entered an Amish … Continue reading

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June 2 – Our Charge

Psalm 30; 2 Samuel 14:1-11; Acts 22:6-21 There’s an old saying about job descriptions. The last responsibility, written or unwritten, is “Do what needs to be done. That seems out of place today since it seems that so many would … 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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January 29 – Facing Persecution

Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29 I’ve got to admit that I’ve never been persecuted for my faith. I can’t say that I’ve even been harassed. I have been fortunate so far while brothers and sisters in Christ are being … Continue reading

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April 21 – Sharing the Good News

Acts 8:26-40; Joshua 1-2; Job 21 As the church continued under persecution in Jerusalem, Philip went out and proclaimed the gospel. Of course, sometimes that came easy. All Philip had to do in today’s reading was overtake a chariot. He … Continue reading

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Name Dropping

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah7 Name droppers are an annoying breed. You’re in a conversation with someone and they casually “let it slip” that they know someone famous. When you express surprise they continue talking about them as if … Continue reading

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July 14 – Power

1 Corinthians 2; 1 Kings 15:1-32; Joel 2:12-32 Some of the most heated political battles we have today revolve around the issue of energy and power. How are we going to fuel our economic machine? Does our power usage leave … Continue reading

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April 14 – Speak Out!

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 The Church has undergone persecution from its first days. In the beginning it was mild harassment. At its worst it was, and is, a death sentence to be a follower of Jesus Christ. Even … Continue reading

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