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07.25.20

07.25.20 Psalms 37 Psalms 38 Psalms 39 1 Corin. 12 1 Corinthians 12: 8 To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, 10 to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing

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07.24.20

07.24.20 Psalms 34 Psalms 35 Psalms 36 1 Corin. 11 I have been greatly blessed with the talents of so many men when they poignantly remind us of the importance of the central focus of our worship service, partaking of the unleavened bread and the fruit of the vine.  The sharing of their reflections is

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07.23.20

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

07.22.20

07.22.20 Psalms 31 Psalms 32 Psalms 33 1 Corin. 10 One of the first instructions I give when I do a “safety briefing” for work is for everyone to stop whatever they are doing or thinking and focus … focus on just one thing for that moment.  Find and mentally implant the location of every

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07.21.20

07.21.20 Psalms 28 Psalms 29 Psalms 30 1 Corin. 9 Have you ever sat down to do your daily Bible reading and prayer and just felt like “not doing it!”  Maybe you just do not feel well; maybe your work or children have you feeling exhausted; maybe it is even the lure of Satan.  Paul

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07.20.20

07.20.20 Psalms 25 Psalms 26 Psalms 27 1 Corin. 8 In 1 Corinthians 8 we see Paul continue to instruct the Body on how to relate to those who have brought with them the “baggage” from their former lives.  This time it is eating meat that was offered to idols.  And in his instruction, he

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07.19.20

07.19.20 Psalms 22 Psalms 23 Psalms 24 1 Corin. 7 Today’s reading includes a Psalm to which I nor any of the commentaries I read can add anything  – the beauty, comfort and promise of the inspired Psalm speak for themselves: Psalm 23: 1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. 2     He makes me lie down in green

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07.18.20

07.18.20 Psalms 19 Psalms 20 Psalms 21 1 Corin. 6 In doing Bible studies I have heard people express the thought that with all of the sins in their past they are just not “good enough” to become a member of the Lord’s Body.  Ask yourself – were you this “bad?” 1 Corinthians 6: Or

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07.17.20

Psalms 16 Psalms 17 Psalms 18 1 Corin. 5 At times people will turn to the inspired words of the Lord in the Psalms when they need reassurance and comfort.  This is certainly one benefit of reading God’s word daily.  But just as vital is the reminder in the Psalms of the times we need

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07.16.20

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

07.15.20

07.15.20 lms 13 Psalms 14 Psalms 15 1 Corin. 4 1 Corinthians 4: 16 Therefore I urge you to imitate me.  Does this, perhaps, sound a little “pompous,” as if Paul is setting himself as a greater Christian than anyone else?  This is another of the verses than needs to be weighed based on the totality

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07.14.20

07.14.20 Psalms 10 Psalms 11 Psalms 12 1 Corin. 3 In the workplace it is convenient to have a job description – what my role is within the organization and what duties I am expected to perform.  In today’s readying from 1 Corinthians I read the job description for a specific task for each of

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07.13.20

07.13.20 Psalms 7 Psalms 8 Psalms 9 1 Corin. 2 In the following passage I can almost see David looking into a clear night sky (no light pollution then) and marveling at the wonders he is seeing.  And then, as we sometimes do, reflecting on “who am I” compared to all the glorious creation?  And

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07.12.20

07.12.20 Psalms 4 Psalms 5 Psalms 6 1 Corin. 1 A reflection question — what are some characteristics of being a member of the Body of Christ?  Paul provides some insight. 1 Corinthians 1: 2 To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those

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07.11.20

07.11.20 Psalms 1 Psalms 2 Psalms 3 Romans 16 A few days ago we read Paul’s inspired instruction to members of the Body to maintain unity.  And today we, again, see him speak to the same topic – UNITY.  We must constantly weigh any teachings we hear versus the true teachings we have learned –

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07.10.20

07.10.20 Job 40 Job 41 Job 42 Romans 15 I hope you found reading the Lord’s questions to Job in Chapters 38-41 as interesting as I do – they rightly describe the power and wisdom of the Lord.  In today reading of Job’s response I am fully reminded that no matter how much we read,

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07.09.20

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

07.08.20

07.08.20 Job 37 Job 38 Job 39 Romans 14 In chapter 12 Paul addresses the importance for those within the body to “love one another.”  In chapter 13 he speaks to loving our neighbors.  Now, in Chapter 14 Paul provides instruction on the relationship we should have within the Body when we may have differences

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07.07.20

07.07.20 Job 34 Job 35 Job 36 Romans 13 Romans 13:9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”  10 Love does no harm to a

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07.06.20

07.06.20 Job 31 Job 32 Job 33 Romans 12 When we were physically separated due to the COVID-19 virus there were many verses that brought individual comfort.  There were also several that spoke to the importance of supporting one another.  The following is one of these: Romans 12: 10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor

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