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The Fear of the Lord; December 20, 2022


Isaiah 11:3-4 And he will delight in the fear of the Lord. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears; but with righteousness he will judge the needy, … Continue reading

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Being Used by God; December 12. 2022


Luke 1:45 “Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!” I think I probably write on this verse every time our readings cover it, because it is just that impressive. It … Continue reading

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Focus; September 4, 2022


Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you– I, whom you have redeemed. Singing praise to God brings joy. The Psalmist is evidently in a pretty rough situation, but when he shifts his focus … Continue reading

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Personal Evangelism; July 9, 2022


1 Peter 3:15-16 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and … Continue reading

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Evangelism; July 4, 2022


Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. Reading this chapter I’m always tempted to dwell on verse 31, because that, in the mouth of Jonathan Edwards, was used to spark … Continue reading

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Relationships; January 18, 2022


Romans 14:7-8 For none of us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or … Continue reading

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Commitment; January 4, 2022


Matt 14:14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Jesus’ level of dedication is shown by far more than what we call Passion Week. Here, He had just heard of … Continue reading

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Human Weakness; May 21, 2021


1 Kings 19:3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. In a number of ways this part of Elijah’s story is as important as the triumph on Mt. Carmel. One of the marvels of the Bible is that it … Continue reading

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Marriage; July 27, 2020


Matthew 19:4-6 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two … Continue reading

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Focus; June 23, 2020


Isaiah 58:8 Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. To me, this whole chapter … Continue reading

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