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Getting Ahead and Being Behind

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 73:1-5 Central Thought: We find our wealth and prosperity only in the Lord Did you ever wonder if God has a…

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No Time Off

Today’s Scripture: Luke 9:7-27 Central Thought: We should be as willing to help meet the needs of others as Jesus is to meet our needs…

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Grab Hold and Hang On

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:40-48 Central Thought: Reaching out and touching Jesus is a key to healing Have you ever wondered how…

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Master of the Storm

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:22-25 Central Thought: Jesus has power over storms Storms. Trials. Problems. I don’t like them; none…

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Are You Listening?

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 Central Thought: Hearing God is an every day choice There is a commercial on television for cell phone…

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Keep it Real!

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 Central Thought: True humility is the key to correct worship ‘Keep it real!” This is a popular…

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Rise and Live

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:11-16 Central Thought: Jesus can raise up your dead spirit Have you ever felt like you just wanted to give…

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A Successful Pilgrimage

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:1-10 Central Thought: God desires us to walk under and in His authority Faith, power, and authority are…

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Reaching the Nations

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 67: 1-7 Central Thought: God wants the message of His salvation to reach every nation In this short Psalm we…

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A Generous Heart

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11: 24-26. Central Thought: I need not be rich to have a large heart Jesus pointed out to His disciples…

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Barbs in Your Eyes

Today’s Scripture: Numbers 33:55,56 Central Thought: Old sinful habits that are brought into my new spiritual life will bring pain. I…

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A Jewel of Gold in a Swine’s Snout

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:22 Central Thought: Verbal indiscretion is as foolish as placing a gold ring in a pig’s nose In…

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Thirst for God

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 63: 1 Central Thought: When I, like a deer, am harried in the hunt and become thirsty enough, I will come at…

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My Weakness, God’s Strength

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 62:1-12 Central Thought: My strength is found only in God Little boys like to show how strong they are by…

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Kindness Quotient

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:16-17 Central Thought: ‘Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

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The Flesh in the Book of Romans

Neoplatonic and gnostic dualism absorbed by later Christianity denied that the body was good, and many scholars today, reacting against this…

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Suffering and Exploitation in Revelation

Does Revelation have any relevance for today? Among the points where the book’s message might help people today is its challenge to the…

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You Will Know Them by Their Fruit

The false prophets in Matthew 7:15 claim to have prophesied, exorcised and effected miracles by Jesus’ name. (Matthew 7:22) Although Matthew…

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Alene- Chapter 28

Adora hit the ground with a thud as men and women all around her laughed. For the last few hours, she’d been tied to the back of Gryphon’s…

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Joseph’s Further Exaltation

Now that Joseph’s family is reunited in Egypt, God blesses all of Joseph’s family through him. Pharaoh’s favor for Joseph’s family (Genesis…

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Joseph Reveals Himself to His Brothers

Joseph had been “controlling” himself since Genesis 43:31, but he could not control himself any longer (Genesis 45:1). Joseph sends everyone…

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The Test – Have Joseph’s Brothers Changed?

Joseph orders his household manager to return his brothers’ money in their sacks and also to place his silver cup in Benjamin’s sack…

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Alene- Chapter 27

“Oh, come now, Adora.” Draco smiled, taking the girl’s hand. “Your father doesn’t need to know.” The girl sighed, “Draco, I really do care…

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Joseph Receives the Double Portion

As noted earlier, Jacob gives Joseph the double portion allotted to the firstborn son. Because the double portion meant that the first son…

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Jacob’s Wives Agree with His Plan

In Jacob’s culture, husbands held the final say. Further, God has spoken, and since Jacob has heard him, Jacob must do what God has…

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Jacob’s Faith for the Future

The Future Beyond Us Sometimes God’s promises are for the future, even beyond our own lifetimes. We can trust, however, in his reliability.…

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Jacob’s Breeding Techniques

Magic Versus Blessing Jacob’s breeding techniques (Genesis 30:38-42) seem strange to modern readers. Is it really true that if you mate…

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Jacob Gets Esau’s Blessing

Rebekah had heard from God that the elder would serve the younger, and thus she urged her (slightly) younger son Jacob to get the blessing.…

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Jacob Blesses Joseph’s Sons

Jacob passes on a great legacy to Joseph’s sons. He blesses them not only with a physical inheritance, a promise for the future land, but…

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God’s Promise to Abram

In Genesis 12:2-3, God offers Abram a twofold promise: a land and a seed. These motifs dominate much of the rest of Genesis, as God ensures…