Tag Archives: persecution

Medium Rare or Well Done?

Open your heart to Jesus today, give yourself fully to him—all of you—don’t hold anything back.  Then someday you’ll hear those words we all want to hear: “Well done.” Continue reading

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Nothing Can Separate Us from His Love

Nothing can separate you from Christ’s love! Nothing! Absolutely nothing. Continue reading

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Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit

Jesus parable reminds us that there are many obstacles to our spiritual growth. God’s word given to us does not always produce a bumper crop. Sometimes the word is stolen. Sometimes because of “rocky soil,” the word gets started quickly but withers. Sometimes the thorns choke the word so that it does not bear grain. Continue reading

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For the Sake of the Name (June 7)

As persecution came, the disciples prayed and became even bolder. When opposition came, they became even more determined to teach and preach the good news. When suffering came, they rejoiced because they considered it an honor to be counted worthy to suffer for the Name of Christ. Continue reading

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When God Asks the Questions (Sept 1)

September 1 When God Asks the Questions Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 97:1-6 | Job 40:1 – 42:27 | 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 | Proverbs 22:14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Job 40-42 Job has asked his questions. He has finally said all that … Continue reading

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In Trouble (June 6)

June 6 In Trouble Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 127:3-5 | 1 Kings 1:1-53 | Acts 4:1-37 | Proverbs 16:24 Today’s Scripture Focus: Acts 4 “And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give your servants great boldness in their preaching. … Continue reading

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Hard Times (Aug 21)

Aug 21 Hard Times Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 90:11-17
 | Job 1:1 – 3:26 | 1 Corinthians 14:1-17 | Proverbs 21:25-26 Today’s Scripture Focus: 
Job 1-3 Bad things do happen to good people. Job is a perfect case in point. … Continue reading

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Bumps in the Road (June 21)

June 21 Bumps in the Road Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 136:10-22 | 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 | Acts 13:42-14:7 | Proverbs 17:19-21 Today’s Scripture Focus: Acts 13:42-14:7 “Some of the Jews convinced the most respected women and leading men of the … Continue reading

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Scattered on Purpose (June 11)

June 11 Scattered On Purpose Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 131:1-3 | 1 Kings 8:1-66 | Acts 7:51-8:13 | Proverbs 17:1-33 Today’s Scripture Focus: Acts 7:51-8:13 “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all … Continue reading

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In Trouble (June 6)

June 6 In Trouble Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 127:3-5 | 1 Kings 1:1-53 | Acts 4:1-37 | Proverbs 16:24 Today’s Scripture Focus: Acts 4 “And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give your servants great boldness in their preaching. … Continue reading

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