Monthly Archives: March 2014

Rules of Engagement

The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered around Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. The Pharisees and all the Jews … Continue reading

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Recession Proofing Your Life

Brothers and sisters, in view of all we have just shared about God’s compassion, I encourage you to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, dedicated to God and pleasing to him. This kind of worship is appropriate for you. Don’t … Continue reading

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Give Credit Where Credit is Due

For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. – Philippians 2:13 (NIV) Are you appreciative when you receive credit for your accomplishments? Perhaps you would love to respond … Continue reading

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Exhausted?

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) Are you feeling downright exhausted? Perhaps you have given your absolute … Continue reading

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Feeling Like the Lone Ranger?

Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the Lord’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets.” – 1 Kings 18:22 Yet I reserve seven thousand in Israel—all whose knees have not bowed down … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Source

Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. – Psalm 34:9 (NIV) Do you feel frustrated because your needs are not being met? Perhaps you have identified a source from which you are expecting … Continue reading

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Temporary Loan

And he said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, And naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; Blessed be the name of the Lord.” – Job 1:21 (NIV) Do you find yourself … Continue reading

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The Root of the Problem

Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful. – Mark 4:18-19 (NIV) Spring … Continue reading

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Relinquish the Key

As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. “Good teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “Why do you call me good?” Jesus answered. “No … Continue reading

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Healing Waters

Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here a great number of disabled people used to lie—the blind, the lame, the paralyzed. … Continue reading

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