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I Have Not Forgotten You

Have you ever wondered if God had forgotten about you? Sometimes our prayers seem to go on unanswered for so long that we think he has forgotten us. Sometimes the circumstances of our lives are difficult and painful and we wonder how God could ever allow us to go through such a thing. Continue reading

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Good News

Paul’s mission was to take the good news of Jesus Christ to the world. Insisting that the people of God included all believers—Jew and Gentile, slave and free, male and female—there should be no exclusion through boundary markers of Jewish identity: primarily circumcision, food and Sabbath laws. By insisting on these external requirements, the false teachers were perverting the gospel. Insisting that Gentiles live as Jews is an unnecessary addition to the gospel that made it “no good news at all.” Continue reading

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He Will Reign

On the one-year anniversary of 9-11, I went with some friends to minister to the families of victims of the 9-11 tragedy. Most of the debris had been cleaned up, but the reminders of the tragedy were very evident all around. One of the most striking scenes was to see two intersecting pieces of steel, remaining in the form of a cross right in the middle of the gaping hole that was the World Trade Center. Continue reading

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Holy Love

Understanding both God’s holiness and his loving goodness brings a balanced focus to our lives. Like Isaiah, we need a vision of the holiness of God. Like the psalmist, we also need to understand God’s heart of love towards his people. While they seem to be in stark contrast, they come together in a unity that brings balance to both. Continue reading

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The Right Response

September 4 The Right Response Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 99:1-9 | Ecclesiastes 7:1 — 9:18 | 2 Corinthians 7:8-16 | Proverbs 22:17-19 Today’s Scripture Focus: 2 Corinthians 7 Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, … Continue reading

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Good Friends

It’s a dangerous thing to try to live the Christian life on your own. You really do need some friends for the journey; Friends who will be there to encourage you when you get down; Friends who will keep you accountable and speak the truth in love when you are tempted to fall; Friends who will be faithful even when you do fall; Friends who will accept you and love you through it all. Continue reading

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Worthless Physicians

August 24 Worthless Physicians Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 92:1-8 | Job 12:1 – 15:35 | 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 | Proverbs 21:30-31 Today’s Scripture Focus: Job 12-15 “You are worthless physicians, all of you! If only you would be altogether silent! … Continue reading

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No Easy Answers

August 23 No Easy Answers  Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 91:9-16 | Job 8:1-11:20 | I Corinthians 15:1-28 | Proverbs 21:28-29 Today’s Scripture Focus: Job 8-11 “So what’s new? I know all this” (Job 9:1 The Message). “God’s wisdom is so … Continue reading

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Thank God for Broccoli

July 31 Thank God For Broccoli Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 80:8-19 | 2 Chronicles 29:1-36 | Romans 14:1-23 | Proverbs 20:12 Today’s Scripture Focus: Romans 14:1-23 “If you eat meat, eat it to the glory of God and thank God … Continue reading

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A Joyful Heart of Praise

July 12 A Joyful Heart of Praise Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 149:1-9 | 1 Chronicles 12:19- 14:17 | Romans 1:1-17| Proverbs 19:4-5 Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 149:1-9  “Praise the Lord. Sing to the Lord a new song, his praise in … Continue reading

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