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Charismatic Gifts; October 14, 2021


1 Corinthians 14:39-40 Therefore, my brothers, be eager to prophesy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues. But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way. I almost stopped the reading at verse 33 when I was preparing … Continue reading

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Spiritual Gifts; October 12, 2021


1 Corinthians 14:12 So it is with you. Since you are eager to have spiritual gifts, try to excel in gifts that build up the church. Often we unconsciously view spiritual gifts as merit badges, even service ribbons like a … Continue reading

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Pentecost; September 17, 2021


Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. The events on the day of Pentecost were momentous in every way, and here we have the response to … Continue reading

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Assignments; September 14, 2021


John 18:11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?” John doesn’t record Jesus’ agonized prayer about this “cup,” but at the time he wrote that was already circulating through … Continue reading

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Bold Prayer; June 10, 2021


Psalm 2:8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. The Creator is speaking to the Messiah here, the Father to the Son, but there is still a principle that … Continue reading

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Believing Prayer; May 27, 2021


1 Chronicles 5:20 He answered their prayers, because they trusted in him. Too often, people pray as a last option. We tend to pray when nothing else works out! When I started reading this morning I wondered why I had … 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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Fame; May 16, 2021


1 Kings 13:1 By the word of the Lord a man of God came from Judah to Bethel, as Jeroboam was standing by the altar to make an offering. This particular story is interesting to me particularly because of the … Continue reading

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Judging; May 4, 2021


1 Samuel 3:9 So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. This was perhaps the high point of … Continue reading

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Parenting; May 2, 2021


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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