Tag Archives: Zechariah

July 15 – The Perfect Church

1 Corinthians 3; 1 Kings 15:33-16:34; Joel 3 In ancient Israel, the building of the Temple was important. It was the center of all life, not just religious life, for the Israelites. Then the two kingdoms split and Jereboam set … Continue reading

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July 1 – The King Comes

Mark 11:1-14; 1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11b-5:4 The coronation of a new king is an exciting time. It’s filled with ceremony and pageantry. It’s filled with joy and excitement as people hope that the new king will be even better … Continue reading

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December 23 – Answered Prayer

Psalm 113; Isaiah 42:14-21; Luke 1:5-25 If you read tales from the mission field you will hear of answered prayers again and again. Whether it’s a miraculous provision of food or supplies, protection from hostile inhabitants of the land, or … Continue reading

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May 14 – Ready?

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; 2 Kings 2:1-15a; Luke 1:5-17 The years before the Revolutionary War saw a movement known as the First Great Awakening. It was a time of revival in many American churches, and this spirit of revival rebelled against authoritarianism. … Continue reading

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May 11 – Parenting

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Sometimes it’s the simple acts of faith that are the hardest. Manoah’s wife came to him to tell him startling news. A man of God had come to her and told her not only … Continue reading

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August 24 – Why Settle?

Perhaps all of Jerusalem went wild when Jesus entered on the donkey because they expected Him to enter the city, accept His title and then become the warrior King. They didn’t expect His only aggression to be towards those who had turned the Temple into a religious Wal-Mart. Continue reading

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December 24 – Flashlights and Grace

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 The other night we went out to eat. We joked about the darkness in the restaurant and even used the light from our phones to make sure we could see the menu at times. … Continue reading

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December 22 – Shut My Mouth!

Luke 1:1-25; Ezekiel 33; Isaiah 57 Sometimes it seems like things are too good to be true. When something good like that happens our standard response is “You’ve got to be kidding me, really?” Of course, we can respond like … Continue reading

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