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Interrupters

Interrupters

“On one of those days, as he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there, who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea and from Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was...

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Familiar Disregard

Familiar Disregard

“And David had success in all his undertakings for the Lord was with him.”  (1 Samuel. 18:14) Power to Succeed What difference does it make, anyway? We know the story of David the shepherd boy who would...

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Over Land Over Sea

Over Land Over Sea

“Thus says the LORD: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he...

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In the Very Place You Find Yourself

In the Very Place You Find Yourself

“If there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” (Philippians 4:8) Worrisome Scenarios Charging like a thoroughbred ‘round a racetrack, our thoughts hurl...

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Poised to Ascend

Poised to Ascend

“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens…when I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and stars, which you have set in...

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Lessons from His Land

Lessons from His Land

“Sojourn in this land, and I will be with you and will bless you.” (Genesis 26:3) The brief announcement promised that the trip to Israel would be an exciting adventure where we would experience the...

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Feast

Feast

“And he kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people.” (Luke 9:16 NAS) Such a familiar narrative, this feeding of five thousand hungry men and their needy families perched on a mountainside...

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Unthinkable

Unthinkable

“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him.” (Matthew 3:13) When Jesus approached John with this appeal, John didn’t think this was entirely a good idea. Feeling...

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Tasteful

Tasteful

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again?”         (Matthew 5:13)           Flavorless and good for nothing! Protect us, Lord, from falling...

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After Him

After Him

Christ foundFishermenCasting netsAcross the seaRecognizedWorld changersDisciple makersRule breakers;Common crewCaught his wordTossed fish asideHearts open wideFollowedAfter Him. Sees youMe tooNets on...

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Mark My Words

Mark My Words

“And they were astonished at his teaching.” (Mark 1:22)           “And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching” (Mark 1:21). Enter our home,...

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Precursor

Precursor

“Then Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell down before the LORD, worshiping the LORD.”     (2 Chronicles 20:18) Even his name has a...

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