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Tempted (Mar 20)

Jesus knows the power of temptation—he has been tempted in every respect as we are—and demonstrates the power of the Spirit to overcome the temptation. Continue reading

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Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit (Feb 19)

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 produce grain. Continue reading

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Resist (Jan 19)

Instead of giving in to the passion of the moment, he looked at the situation rationally and righteously. His split second decision made the difference between falling into sin and standing strong as a righteous man. Continue reading

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When the Best Doesn’t Seem Good Enough (Jan 2)

One of Satan’s best tricks is to get us to question the goodness of God. Continue reading

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You are an Overcomer (Dec 4)

You are an overcomer. There is no reason to wallow in defeat. Your greatest enemy, the devil, is a defeated foe. Greater is the one who is in you (Christ) than he who is in the world (Satan). Continue reading

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The Mountaintop (Aug 2)

The crisp, cool air blows through your hair as you as gaze upon the majestic beauty of other mountain peaks. You are above them all. You are on the mountaintop. It’s an exhilarating place to be, a dangerous place. It was quite an adventure to get there and even more difficult to stay there. Continue reading

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Resist (Jan 19)

January 19 Resist Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 11:1-7 | Genesis 39:1-41:16 | Matthew 12:46-13:23 | Proverbs 3:33-35 Today’s Scripture Focus: Genesis 39:1-41:16 “Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and … Continue reading

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When the Best Doesn’t Seem Good Enough (Jan 2)

January 2   When the Best Doesn’t Seem Good Enough Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 2: 1-6 | Genesis 3:1- 4: 26 | Matthew 2:13 – 3:6 | Proverbs 1: 7-9 Today’s Scripture Focus: Genesis 3-4 “You will not certainly die,” … Continue reading

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Tempted (Mar 20)

March 20 Tempted Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 41:4-9 | Numbers 30:31:54 | Luke 4:1-30| Proverbs 11:20-21 Today’s Scripture Focus: Luke 4:1-30 “Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where … Continue reading

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Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit (Feb 19)

February 19 Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 28:1-9 | Leviticus 7:28 – 9:6 | Mark 3:31-4:25 | Proverbs 10:5 Today’s Scripture Focus: Mark 3:31 – 4:25 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. [4] … Continue reading

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