Tag Archives: conflict

Opposition; August 2, 2020


Mark 3:5-6 He looked around at them in anger and, deeply distressed at their stubborn hearts, said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was completely restored. Then the Pharisees went out and … Continue reading

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Focus; July 24, 2020


Matt 15:25-28 The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.” “Yes, Lord,” she said, “but even the dogs eat … Continue reading

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Salvation; February 3, 2020


Romans 9:16 It does not, therefore, depend on man’s desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. This chapter shows that Paul, too, labored under the burden of trying to understand the infinity of God, even though he, like us, was … Continue reading

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Conflict; January 6, 2020


Luke 20:18 “Everyone who falls on that stone will be broken to pieces; anyone on whom it falls will be crushed.” What happened to “gentle Jesus, meek and mild?” This isn’t the image we usually have of Christ, but Jesus … Continue reading

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Conflict; November 8, 2019


Isaiah 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. There are … Continue reading

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Enemies; July 25, 2019


Psalm 23:5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. I’ve had this Psalm memorized since childhood, and I was actually rather curious as to what the … Continue reading

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Conflict; January 26, 2019


Matthew 22:46 No one could say a word in reply, and from that day on on one dared to ask him any more questions. I would imagine the disciples got a huge kick out of this. Verse 34 says that … Continue reading

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Opposition; January 24, 2019


Matthew 11:1 After Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in the towns of Galilee. I think the NIV translators did their readers a real disservice here by saying, “in the … Continue reading

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Spiritual Warfare; November 4, 2018


Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. It’s interesting how much … Continue reading

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January 13, 2016


Isaiah 51:7 “Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.” Time and time again the Bible speaks of … Continue reading

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