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09.17.20 Take Time to Reflect on the Impact of the Scriptures You Have Read …


09.16.20 Proverbs 19 Proverbs 20 Proverbs 21 2 Thessalonians 3 2 Thessalonians 3:  10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” 11 We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. I think Coffman offers a

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09.15.20 Proverbs 16 Proverbs 17 Proverbs 18 2 Thess. 2 We have traded notes on how we often “feel” that something is within God’s will but are then surprised when we look into the Word of the Lord.  In Proverbs 16 the writer several times addresses our weakness & provides the wisdom we need: Proverbs

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04.24.20 2 Samuel 22 2 Samuel 23 2 Samuel 24 John 1:19-51 John 1: 19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders] in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. 20 He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you

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04.01.20 Ruth 1 Ruth 2 Ruth 3 Ruth 4 Luke 11:33-54 In our reading we have just finished reading about the violence and unfaithfulness that existed in Israel during the time of the Judges.  In fact, the book ends with the words of Judges 21:25 “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as

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03.23.20 Joshua 22 Joshua 23 Joshua 24 Luke 7:1-35 Luke 7: 20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’” 21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits,

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03.20.20 Joshua 13 Joshua 14 Joshua 15 Luke 5 Fellowship and sharing within the Body is a marvelous gift & we can surely rejoice that we are blessed with one another.  As I read today I was drawn to the reality that while we are blessed to be within the Body we also have another

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03.14.20 Deuteronomy 33 Deuteronomy 34 Luke 1:39-80 We have sometimes referred to the “thread of God’s plan” moving through the history of all mankind.  I found today’s readings interesting because we see that thread in both the Old and New Testament passages we read.  And keep in mind these verses are separated by roughly 1400

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03.13.20 Deuteronomy 31 Deuteronomy 32 Luke 1:1-38 Luke 1:   Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilledamong us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the

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03.12.20 Take Time to Reflect on the Impact of the Scriptures You Have Read …


03.11.20 Deuteronomy 28 Deuteronomy 29 Deuteronomy 30 Mark 16:1-20 Deuteronomy 30: When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all

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03.10.20 Deuteronomy 25 Deuteronomy 26 Deuteronomy 27 Mark 15:1-47 Mark 15:  9 “Do you want me to release to you the king of the Jews?” asked Pilate, 10 knowing it was out of self-interest that the chief priests had handed Jesus over to him. 11 But the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have Pilate release Barabbas instead. 12 “What shall I

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03.09.20 Deuteronomy 22 Deuteronomy 23 Deuteronomy 24 Mark 14:32-72 In all of our readings we have seen the actions the Lord has taken to care for his people, the Israelites (even when they were disobedient.)  But did you notice today that the Lord’s mercy extends even further: Deuteronomy 24: 19 When you are harvesting in your

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03.08.20 Deuteronomy 19 Deuteronomy 20 Deuteronomy 21 Mark 14:1-31 A question – review your interactions with other members of the Body.  Have you ever questioned their actions and thought “How could they be serving the Lord? All they do is …”  In today’s reading I see a stark reminder that we are not to judge

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03.04.20 Deuteronomy 10 Deuteronomy 11 Deuteronomy 12 Mark 12:1-27 In your lifetime (even if you are much younger than I am) you have probably seen some denominational churches change their positions on precepts such as the ordination of women preachers and elders; acceptance of gay and lesbian leaders, and the removal of the use of

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03.03.20 Deuteronomy 7 Deuteronomy 8 Deuteronomy 9 Mark 11 I think we have all heard the expression “there are no atheists in foxholes.”  Or how many people do you know (us included) who had not asked “Lord, I pray – help me get out of this situation …”  People do not hesitate to call upon

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03.02.20 Deuteronomy 4 Deuteronomy 5 Deuteronomy 6 Mark 10:23-52 Mark 10:  32 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again, he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. 33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he

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03.01.20 Deuteronomy 1 Deuteronomy 2 Deuteronomy 3 Mark 10:1-22 Mark 10:  9 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.” 20 “Teacher,” he declared, “all these I have kept since I was a

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02.29.20 Numbers 34 Numbers 35 Numbers 36 Mark 9:33-50 We have read in Matthew and in Mark that Jesus sometime withdrew to a “solitary place” for personal prayer and time of contemplation.  And today we see another example He sets for us – at times we may also need to withdraw with others for a

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02.28.20 Numbers 31 Numbers 32 Numbers 33 Mark 9:1-32 Mark 8: 31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again. 32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him

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