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NT Fire Starters – Day 283: Colossians 4:2-18

READ: Colossians 4:2-18 THINK: Have you ever prayed for God’s direction, then waited…and waited–seemingly with no…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 282: Colossians 3:1-4:1

READ: Colossians 3:1–4:1 THINK: What’s the focus of your life? What are you known for? What are your highest priorities? What…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 281: Colossians 2:6-23

READ: Colossians 2:6-23 THINK: Educated people are often convinced that knowledge brings freedom and enlightenment. But this is the case…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 280: Colossians 1:24-2:5

READ: Colossians 1:24–2:5 THINK: Bank tellers and others who frequently handle money are typically taught to recognize counterfeit…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 279: Colossians 1:1-23

READ: Colossians 1:1-23 THINK: Imagine you went to the mall and did a survey asking “Who is Jesus, and what is He all about?”…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 278: Philippians 4:4-23

READ: Philippians 4:4-23 THINK: There’s an ailment that’s reaching pandemic proportions in America: chronic discontentment.…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 277: Philippians 3:12-4:3

READ: Philippians 3:12–4:3 THINK: Chances are, there are some things in your life you’d like to forget, and a few other things…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 276: Philippians 2:19-3:11

READ: Philippians 2:19–3:11 THINK: What are the most important things in your life–the people, the passions, the priorities, the…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 275: Philippians 2:1-18

READ: Philippians 2:1-18 THINK: The term “Christian” literally implies being like Christ. As His follower, that should be your…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 274: Philippians 1:1-30

READ: Philippians 1:1-30 THINK: What makes you happy? The thing about happiness is that it usually depends on something else. But joy is…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 273: Ephesians 6:10-24

READ: Ephesians 6:10-24 THINK: Many teens are into gaming, and among the most popular games are those with combat or war themes. Most people…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 272: Ephesians 5:21-6:9

READ: Ephesians 5:21–6:9 THINK: Submission isn’t easy. Most people like to feel in charge–especially of their own lives.…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 271: Ephesians 5:3-20

READ: Ephesians 5:3-20 THINK: Have you ever kept something secret until someone convinced you to give them a hint? It doesn’t take…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 270: Ephesians 4:17-5:2

READ: Ephesians 4:17-5:2 THINK: Do you tend to think before your speak? Or are you more likely to say what’s on your mind? The fact is…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 269: Ephesians 4:1-16

READ: Ephesians 4:1-16 THINK: Are you a leader or a follower? In God’s kingdom, both of these roles are vital in each of our lives. As…

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