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The Lord Is Good | My Journey

Photo by Fabio Consilvio on UnsplashWe often face challenges, and even trials, in life. Knowing Jesus allows us to proclaim that even though our enemies attack us, the Lord is good! Scripture: Haggai, chapters 1-2; Psalm 129; Luke, chapter 10 Psalm 129:1-4 (NLT): From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me. Let all Israel repeat this: From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never […]

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Following Jesus Means Surrender | My Journey

Photo by Jan Huber on UnsplashJesus doesn’t give us any room to misunderstand what it means to follow him: following Jesus means surrender. “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways…” Scripture: Ezra, chapter 4; Psalms 113 and 127; Luke, chapter 9 Psalm 127:1-2 (NLT): Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Unless the Lord protects […]

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Getting Our Priorities Right | My Journey

  Photo by Oliver Roos on Unsplash Our world is filled with voices calling us in all different directions. How can we stay on the right path? By getting our priorities right! Scripture: Ezra, chapters 2-3; Luke, chapter 8 Ezra 3:1-6 (NLT): In early autumn, when the Israelites had settled in their towns, all the people assembled in Jerusalem with a unified purpose. Then Jeshua son of Jehozadak joined his […]

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“No Other God Like This!”

Author’s photo 2023When Nebuchadnezzar saw that God had delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, he exclaimed: “There is no other God like this!” Scripture: Daniel, chapters 3-4; Psalm 81; Revelation, chapter 17 Daniel 3:26-30 (NLT): Then Nebuchadnezzar came as close as he could to the door of the flaming furnace and he shouted: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out! Come here!” So Shadrach, Meshach, and […]

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“There Is a God in Heaven”

When Daniel responds to Nebuchadnezzar about his dream, he makes it clear where the answers come from: There is a God in Heaven who reveals secrets! Scripture: Daniel, chapters 1-2; Revelation, chapter 16 Daniel 2:14-23 (NLT): When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, came to kill them, Daniel handled the situation with wisdom and discretion. […] Source link

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Religious Literacy: What Does That Mean?

Photo by Joel Muniz on UnsplashReligious Literacy: What Does That Mean? Tomorrow (September 8) is International Literacy Day. I hope we all understand the importance of literacy and education! Several years ago, I was privileged to visit a Nazarene elementary school in Kibera, an impoverished section of Nairobi, Kenya. As I watched the teachers and their students, I was struck at how few resources they had. My reaction was, “We […]

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God’s Reign | My Journey

Photo by Nick Fewings on UnsplashRevelation teaches us about God’s reign, and how heaven proclaims his glory. What can we learn about living as God’s people today? Scripture: Ezekiel, chapters 29-32; Revelation, chapter 11 Revelation 11:15-19 (NLT): Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices shouting in heaven: “The world has now become the Kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he will reign […]

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“Go and Tell Them” | My Journey

Author’s photoEveryone needs warnings from time to time. Sometimes God tells us, “Go and tell them.” Before we do, we need to listen to God ourselves! They may not listen, but at least they’ll have had the opportunity to respond. Scripture: Ezekiel, chapters 1-3; Revelation, chapter 2 Ezekiel 3:1-11 (NLT): The voice said to me, “Son of man, eat what I am giving you – eat this scroll! Then go […]

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“I Kicked Myself for My Stupidity”

Author’s photoRepentance is more than just saying “I’m sorry.” It means admitting we were wrong, and determining not to do it again.  “I kicked myself for my stupidity” captures that concept pretty well! Scripture: Jeremiah, chapters 31-32; 1 John, chapter 4 Jeremiah 31:15-22 (NLT): This is what the Lord says: “A cry is heard in Ramah – deep anguish and bitter weeping. Rachel weeps for her children, refusing to be […]

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