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September 13, 2017

Day 13: Adults Opportunities to serve “What good is it my brother, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well, keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, […]

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September 12, 2017

Day 12: Adults A courage to jump! “Then Jesus said to His disciples, ‘If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. ‘For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it’” (Matthew 16:24-25 NIV). Today we are at the beach celebrating my mother-in-law’s 80th birthday. For the last few years she has been […]

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September 11, 2017

Day 11: Youth Growing in expectation  “Who stands firm to the end will be saved” (Matthew 24:13  NIV). Related passage:  1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Even before Jesus died and rose again, he told his disciples about his second coming!  (The church has always waited for this last remaining prophecy of scripture to be fulfilled.)  I wonder if I’m ready for him to come again.  Did he want me to be on the lookout for “false religious […]

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September 8, 2017

Day 10: College The Weary Disciples: The days are getting longer and harder, both physically and spiritually, am I right? READ: Matthew 26:36-45   How Tired Are You: Physically? Not sleeping for 24 hours can lead to the same lack of awareness as a blood alcohol level of 0.11. But how many times are you behind the wheel exhausted? How many decisions have you made and how many important discussions have you had while fatigued? […]

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September 7, 2017

Day 9: Adults A lasting influence “But Ruth replied ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you.  Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay.  Your people will be my people and your God will be my God’” (Ruth 1:16  NIV). Just as Ruth showed loyalty and devotion to Naomi, her mother-in-law, we should show loyalty and devotion to God, our family, friends, and the stranger […]

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September 6, 2017

Day 8:  Youth Seeking Stillness “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path” (Psalm 11:105 NIV). “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.  Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in the mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks […]

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September 5, 2017

Day 7: College and Young Professionals An attitude for revival “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me! . . . let me see again” (Mark 10:46-52 JM). The other day, I was walking and saw what I thought was a friend of mine coming toward me. I called out to him, making a comment that was relevant to a texting conversation we had just had. The other person looked at me strangely and said, […]

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September 4, 2017

Day 6: Adults Words and Actions “If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?  Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth” (1 John 3:17-18  NIV). Words, words, words!  How we show our love, confidence, indifference, fear, concern, etc.  Words can be the most defining method of communications in […]

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September 1, 2017

Day 5: Preschoolers  Wow, God! “Then Jesus called the children over to him and said to the disciples, ‘Let the little children come to me!  Never send them away!  For the Kingdom of God belongs to men who have hearts as trusting as these little children’s.  And anyone who doesn’t have their kind of faith will never get within the Kingdom’s gates’” (Luke 18:16-17 Living Bible). There’s no sweeter place to find God than in […]

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August 31, 2017

Day 4: Adult Department Being filled with God’s Spirit                                                                               “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit in me.  Do not cast me from Your presence or take your Holy Spirit from […]

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