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  • Just Around the Corner

    and they went a three days journey in the wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah. And they set out from Marah and came to Elim; at Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there. Numbers 33:8–9 ESVThe Israelites had been traveling for three days through ...
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  • Enemy At The Gates

    These wineskins were new when we filled them, and behold, they have burst. And these garments and sandals of ours are worn out from the very long journey. So the men took some of their provisions, but did not ask counsel from the LORD. Joshua 9:13–14 ESVJoshua and the Israelite leaders had bel...
  • The Weed Eater

    From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. James 3:10 ESVHot and tired, I pulled the starting rope on the weed eater for the fortieth time. Once again it sputtered, ran a second and died. After being primed, choked and pulled unto I had blisters, the...
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  • The Twelve String

    Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Psa. 33:2 ESVIt was the most beautiful sounding thing that I had ever picked up. Even just running your fingers across the strings sounded wonderful and full. It was a new twelve-string acoustic guitar, a deep re...
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  • The Wonderful You

    Which commandment is the most important of all? Jesus answered, The most important is, Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall l...
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  • Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll

    And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD. They forgot the LORD their God and served the Baals and the Asheroth. Judg. 3:7 ESVCenturies ago when it was time to go to church, there was an excitement in the air and no one wanted to stay home. It was a convenient religion. Baa...
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  • The Prayer of Jabez

    Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain! And God granted what he asked. 1 Chronicles 4:10 ESVSome people that I have met are often asham...
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  • Such a Time as This

    Then Mordecai told them to reply to Esther, Do not think to yourself that in the king’s palace you will escape any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will p...
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  • Wrongfully Accused

    And Joseph’s master took him and put him into the prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined, and he was there in prison. But the LORD was with Joseph and showed him steadfast love and gave him favor in the sight of the keeper of the prison. Gen. 39:20-21 ESV  J...
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  • The Man In The Middle

    One of the criminals who were hanged railed at Him, saying, Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us! But the other rebuked him, saying, Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this ...
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  • The Database

    He gave him the plans of all that the Spirit had put in his mind for the courts of the temple of the LORD and all the surrounding rooms, for the treasuries of the temple of God and for the treasuries for the dedicated things. 1 Chronicles 28:12 NIV  David gave Solomon all the plans for the...
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  • With Friends Like These

    When Job’s three friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite, heard about all the troubles that had come upon him, they set out from their homes and met together by agreement to go and sympathize with him and comfort him. Job 2:11 NIV  When Job went th...
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  • Speak Lord, For I Am Listening!

    The Lord came and stood there, calling as at the other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” Then Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 1 Samuel 3:10 NIV  This is an amazing story to me. The Lord called to Samuel three times and each time he got up and ran to Eli,...
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  • Darkest Before the Dawn

    And while he was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him and said, “This trouble is from the LORD! Why should I wait for the LORD any longer?” But Elisha said, “Hear the word of the LORD: thus says the LORD, Tomorrow about this time… 2Kings 6:33-7:1 ESV&nb...
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  • Where Did Everyone Go?

    The LORD said to Gideon, The people with you are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hand, lest Israel boast over me, saying, My own hand has saved me. Judg. 7:2 ESV  Gideon started out with thirty-two thousand men but ended up with three hundred at the start of the actual ba...
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  • The Silent Time

    a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; Eccl. 3:7 ESV  When attending school, the teacher is right there with you answering any questions that you may have and explaining the subject matter. But when the test comes, you are on your own to complete it...
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  • The River Crossing

    After the death of Moses the servant of the LORD, the LORD said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. Every place that the sole ...
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  • Hairy Pastors

    And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words. Matt. 6:7 ESV  He had no idea what was waiting for him just inside of the church door. I went to seminary with this brother who was praying for a wife. He poured...
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  • The Mercedes

    Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 ESV A wealthy friend of mine once picked up his daughter’s car to take it in for an oil change while she was at work. He stayed gone a...
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  • The Chain of Command

    When Jesus heard this, He was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following Him, He said, I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel. Luke 7:9 NIV  We bought a huge dell server on eBay and had to pay a hundred dollars in shipping charges. When I unpacked it and started ...
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