March 6, 2019

March 6, 2019 “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.” – Genesis 2:15 We probably think of paradise as a place of endless relaxation where we are free from work. However, this is not the...

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February 27, 2019

February 27, 2019 “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1 Anyone who has small children knows that thankfulness is not their strong suit. In fact, if my provision for them was dependant on their gratitude toward me, they probably would have...

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February 20, 2019

February 20, 2019   “Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the...

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February 13, 2019

February 13, 2019 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16   Hypocrite! It is one of the most hurtful and demeaning words that can be spoken to a follower of Christ. We can endure such...

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February 6, 2019

February 6, 2019 “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” – 1 Corinthians 2:2 Theology is intimidating. When we set out to plumb the depths of all we can know about God, there is no end to that endeavor. When...

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January 30, 2019

January 30, 2019 “If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith...

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January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 One of the most unfortunate developments...

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January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 “In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joabout with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around...

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January 9, 2019

January 9, 2019 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” – 1 John 5:14-15 It has been...

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January 2, 2019

January 2, 2019 “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household,...

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