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Worry or Trust? (Jan 8)

We all have needs, the most basic of which are described in this passage: “what shall we eat?” “what shall we drink?” “What shall we wear?” and “where will I live?” So, what do we do when we find ourselves in need? Continue reading

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Lukewarm (Dec 12)

December 12 Lukewarm  Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 139:13-18 | Amos 7:1-9:15 | Rev. 3:7-22 | Proverbs 29:23 Today’s Scripture Focus: Revelation 3 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or … Continue reading

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Worldliness (Dec 1)

John’s insistence that we should not love the world or anything in the world is easily misunderstood or misapplied. For some it signals a dualistic way of life that views life in categories where spiritual is prized over earthly, sacred is valued and secular is rejected. This rejection fails to recognize that “the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof” (1 Cor. 10:26). Continue reading

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Living Hope, Unspeakable Joy (Nov 22)

November 22 Living Hope, Unspeakable Joy Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 127:1-5 | Ezekiel 44:1-45:12 | 1 Pet 1:1-12 | Proverbs 28:8-10 Today’s Scripture Focus: 1 Peter 1:1-12 “He has given us new birth into a living hope through the Resurrection … Continue reading

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Lord, Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise (Nov 20)

November 20 Lord Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise  Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 126:1-3 | Ezekiel 40:28-41:26 | James 4:1-17 | Proverbs 28:3-5 Today’s Scripture Focus: James 4:1-17 “Instead you ought to say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live … Continue reading

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Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires (Nov 19)

The tongue is a powerful force for evil or for good. James encourages us to be people who bless rather than curse with our tongues. He does so by illustrating the power of the tongue. Continue reading

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Mirror, Mirror (Nov 18)

November 18 Mirror, Mirror Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 124:6-8 | Ezekiel 37:1-38:23 | James 1:19-2:17 | Proverbs 28:1 Today’s Scripture Focus: James 1:19-2:17 “But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do … Continue reading

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Through Us and In Us (Nov 16)

November 16 Through Us and In Us Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 123:1-4 | Ezekiel 33:1-34:31 | Hebrews 13:1-25 | Proverbs 27:21-22 Today’s Scripture Focus: Hebrews 13:1-25 Hebrews 13:20-21 (NIV) May the God of peace, who through the blood of the … Continue reading

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Practical Holiness (Nov 15)

November 15 Practical Holiness  Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 122:1-9 | Ezekiel 31:1 – 32:32 | Hebrews 12:14-29 | Proverbs 27:18-20 Today’s Scripture Focus: Hebrews 12:14-29 “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without … Continue reading

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Words of Hope (Nov 5)

November 5 Words of Hope  Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 119:113-120 | Ezekiel 12:1-14:11 | Hebrews 7:1-17 | Proverbs 27:3 Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 119:113-120 “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word” (Psalm 119:114 NIV). … Continue reading

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