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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 Accusation of Potiphar’s Wife

Years ago it looked as if my life and ministry were over on account of some matters over which I had no control. I took comfort in the story…

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Taking Responsibility

Joseph accuses his brothers of wrongdoing. Regarding his silver cup, the “you” in Genesis 44:15 is again plural. Not realizing that Joseph…

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Judah and Tamar

The shift in scene from Joseph to Judah and Tamar in Genesis 37:36—38:1 is interesting. The narrative leaving Joseph just as he is sold into…

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Sexual Depravity and a Servant of God

One ancient purpose of this passage is to depict the terrible origins of Moabites and Ammonites. Since Ammonites and Moabites are not a big…

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God Preserves His Promise

In obedience to God’s call, Abram journeyed to Canaan (Genesis 12:4). Genesis names some of the places where Abram journeyed (e.g., Genesis…

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Feasting in Joseph’s house

When they are taken to the vizier’s house, Joseph’s brothers expect to be enslaved (Genesis 43:18). Instead, shockingly, the involuntary…

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Father of Nations and Kings

Sometimes people go around “confessing” things in “faith” that aren’t true, and such words have no effect. There is, however, someone who…

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Facing the Past: Preparing for Esau’s Wrath

God’s Protection Rebekah had promised to call Jacob when his brother’s anger subsided (Genesis 27:45), but he had never received such word…

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Different Perspectives

What we see sometimes depends on the lens through which we view reality. What is right in our eyes may be wrong (Proverbs 3:7; Proverbs…

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Challenging sexual double standards: Judah vs. Joseph

Judah’s voluntary sexual misbehavior contrasts starkly with Joseph’s refusal to sin sexually even under duress. Judah found himself doubly…

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Alene- Chapter 26

As Adora dismounted her horse back at the castle, she sighed. Wiley had told her not to tell the king of her plans to visit Maluntatis and…

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Living out Our New Identity in Christ

When Christians do not live out the character of God’s Spirit living in them (cf. the “fruit of the Spirit” in Galatians 5:22-23), we fail…

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Joseph’s Faith Beyond His Lifetime

The Book of Genesis concludes with expectation for the future; expectation is part of what faith is. Faith isn’t limited to our relationship…

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In God’s Presence

Some of us feel that we have to earn our way into God’s presence when we pray—that somehow if we pray a certain way or for a particular…

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Minding Christ’s Body

Paul summons believers to present themselves to God as a living, holy, and pleasing sacrifice to God (Romans 12:1). That is, he calls for…