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  • Connecting the Dots

    Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness Luke 4:1 WEBI would not be here, if I had not been there. So many times in our life we can look back and say those words. Where we were when we met our spouse, and how narrow a time frame that it ...
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  • The Sin Problem

    The next day, he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, 'Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!' John 1:29 WEBDo you ever feel guilt or shame over something in your past? Is there something haunting you and saying, 'God is mad at you because'' or 'You are not worthy to do this?' T...
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  • Feel Like a Number

    Simon, to whom he gave the name Peter; James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder; Andrew; Philip; Bartholomew; Matthew; Thomas; James, the son of Alphaeus; Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him....
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  • Two Kingdoms

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God didn't send his Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through him. He who believes in him is not judged. He who doesn't be...
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  • Crouching At The Door

    Yahweh said to Cain, 'Why are you angry? Why has the expression of your face fallen? If you do well, won't it be lifted up? If you don't do well, sin crouches at the door. Its desire is for you, but you are to rule over it.' Genesis 4:6 WEBCain got angry because the Lord had no regard for the offeri...
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  • Carrying The Cross

    He called the multitude to himself with his disciples, and said to them, 'Whoever wants to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.' Mark 8:34 WEBIf you will just keep following Jesus one day at a time, no power on earth can stop you because the Father is mightier t...
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  • Customer Service

    We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 WEBIt was time to get a better internet package for the ministry, so we went to the service provider's office, signed in and sat down, but no one called us. I looked a...
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  • The Popcorn Line

    Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all your worries on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6'7 WEBWe love buttered popcorn at the movies. It just seems to make the whole movie experience better and makes us happy. One day when we...
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  • The Promise Keeper

    For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. Romans 11:29 WEBI know a dad that once bought his son a car because he had taken a turn for the better. Not very long after this, his son got a DUI with the car and the dad took it back and sold it. I don't blame the dad and may have done the sam...
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  • The Burning Heart

    They said to each other, Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures? Luke 24:32 ESVThe amplifier made a buzz as I unplugged my guitar and placed it in the case. Thirty minutes earlier I had been enjoying the party along with everyone els...
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  • Catching Fire in the Rain

    Let us acknowledge Yahweh. Let us press on to know Yahweh. As surely as the sun rises, Yahweh will appear. He will come to us like the rain, Like the spring rain that waters the earth. Hosea 6:3 WEBDuring the long hot summer of the south, the fields can get so dry that the crops just sit dead. The o...
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  • By My Spirit

    Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, 'This is the word of Yahweh to Zerubbabel, saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says Yahweh of Hosts.' Zechariah 4:6 WEBDelight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. After getting laid off from a great paying...
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  • The Paw of the Lion

    Your servant struck both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God. David said, 'Yahweh who delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Ph...
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  • Circling The Mountain

    Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as Yahweh spoke to me; and we encircled Mount Seir many days. Yahweh spoke to me, saying, 'You have encircled this mountain long enough. Turn northward.' Deuteronomy 2:1The Israelites wandered forty years in the wild...
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  • History or a Mystery

    Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a right spirit within me. Don't throw me from your presence, and don't take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation. Uphold me with a willing spirit. Psalms 51:10 WEBDavid had an affair with Bathsheba and she became pregnant. In orde...
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  • Robes and Rings or Pigs in Pens

    I will get up and go to my father, and will tell him, 'Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight. I am no more worthy to be called your son. Make me as one of your hired servants.' He arose, and came to his father. But while he was still far off, his father saw him, and was moved with...
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  • The Good Shepherd

    Jesus went about all the cities and the villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, lik...
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  • The Pressure Cooker

    For we don't desire to have you uninformed, brothers, concerning our affliction which happened to us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, so much that we despaired even of life. Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust i...
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  • Poetic Justice

    For Haman son of Hammedatha, the Agagite, the enemy of all the Jews, had plotted against the Jews to destroy them and had cast the pur (that is, the lot) for their ruin and destruction. But when the plot came to the king's attention, he issued written orders that the evil scheme Haman had devised ag...
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  • Word Mastery

    Set a watch, Yahweh, before my mouth. Keep the door of my lips. Psalms 141:3 WEBDavid prayed that the Lord would set a guard over his mouth, to keep him from saying things that he should not. James said 'If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as we...
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