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May 27, 2015

“[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection…” Philippians […]

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Chasing Light Week 2

“Greed”Then he told them a story: “A rich man had a fertile farm that produced fine crops. He said to himself, ‘What should I do? I don’t have room for all my crops.’ Then he said, ‘I know! I’ll tear down my barns and build bigger ones. Then I’ll have room enough to store all […]

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May 20, 2015

“A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure.” Proverbs 16:9 In our devotion Trusting God day by day, I love when Joyce says, “We can build without God as our foundation, but like any building without a strong foundation, we will eventually fall.” If you have driven […]

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Chasing Light Week 1

“Pride” Pride : A preoccupation with your own importance. But he gives us even more grace to stand against such evil desires. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but favors the humble.” -James 4:6 This is what the LORD says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in […]

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May 13, 2015

“Little children, you are of God [you belong to Him] and have [already] defeated and overcome them [the agents of the antichrist], because He Who lives in you is greater (mightier) than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 Have you ever watched a movie or TV show or read a book where […]

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Mom–Debbie Prom

“Mom”   A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds. Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it. Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long. She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing. She’s like a […]

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May 6, 2015

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7 Last year we did an object lesson in Kidz Church […]

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Puzzled Week 2

“Puzzled Week 2”   Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. -1 Corinthians 13:12 Immediately after this, Jesus insisted […]

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Puzzled

“Puzzled”   Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely. -1 Corinthians 13:12 John the Baptist, who was in prison, […]

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April 22, 2015

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. 3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools! 4 Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Proverbs 26:2-4 […]

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April 15, 2015

“And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good (suitable, pleasant) and He approved it completely.” Genesis 1:31 When God made the earth, He created man. He created us. The bible tells us in the book of Psalms that He put us together in our mothers’ wombs — “knit” is […]

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April 8, 2015

“Be strong and courageous, and firm; fear not not be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 Let’s face it. We are not strong in ourselves. Sometimes we think we are, only to realize when tough times […]

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April 1, 2015

“If anyone intends to come after Me, let him deny himself(forget, ignore, disown, and lose sight of himself and his own interests) take up his cross, and (joining Me as a disciple and siding with My party) follow with Me (continually, cleaving steadfastly to Me.” Mark 8:34 AMP Most want an easy gospel that requires nothing […]

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March 25, 2015

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.” -Matthew 5:13 God created us for a purpose and when we stop living for […]

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March 18, 2015

“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22 In kids ministry a few years ago someone produced a CD for kids with this amazing verse put to music. “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. I said do […]

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Project 431 Week 3

“Project 4:31” It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seed –Mark 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. –Ephesians 4:31 32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as […]

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March 11, 2015

“Bless them that curse you, and pray for them that despitefully use you.” Luke 6:28 To “bless” means to say good things about, and to. If I bless someone, I use my tongue to bring honor and goodwill to. Sometimes this is hard when we’re experiencing conflict with another person. When we feel we’ve been […]

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Project 431 Week 2

“Project 431” It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds Mark 4:31 I hear a cry, like that of a woman in labor, the groans of a woman giving birth to her first child. It is beautiful Jerusalem gasping for breath and crying out, “Help! I’m being […]

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March 4, 2015

“Let not let the sun go down on your wrath…” Ephesians 4:26 We all know what anger is, and most of us deal with it frequently. Anger stems from a feeling that we’ve not been done justly — that something isn’t fair. Some of us may manifest anger by developing a temper, by getting sick, […]

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Project 431 Week 1

“Project 431” It is like a mustard seed planted in the ground. It is the smallest of all seeds, but it becomes the largest of all garden plants; it grows long branches, and birds can make nests in its shade.” Mark 4:31-32 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to […]

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February 25, 2015

“As for me, it matters very little how I might be evaluated by you or by any human authority. I don’t even trust my own judgment on this point.” 1 Corinthians 4:3 Are you that person that is constantly criticizing yourself? I remember when I was a photographer for Sears. We would get so busy […]

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February 18, 2015

When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. Psalm 91:15 Have you ever heard anyone say, “Life doesn’t come with a ‘How To’ manual?” Well, not only have I heard it, I have said it. And you know what? I used to […]

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Love Week 2

“Love”   23 And He went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news (Gospel) of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every weakness and infirmity among the people. Matthew 4:23 AMP 1 Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her […]

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February 11, 2015

Your own ears will hear him. Right behind you a voice will say, “This is the way you should go,” Isaiah 30:21 When I first began my walk with Jesus I was scared I would never “hear” God’s voice. I would sit in my quiet spot and say “Ok, God let me hear you.” And […]

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Love Week 1

“Love”   A man named Lazarus was sick. He lived in Bethany with his sisters, Mary and Martha. This is the Mary who later poured the expensive perfume on the Lord’s feet and wiped them with her hair. Her brother, Lazarus, was sick. So the two sisters sent a message to Jesus telling him, “Lord, […]

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February 4, 2015

“Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you.” Proverbs 4:25 (NLT) Some of you may know, I am teaching my 16 year old how to drive, and I will admit sometimes that can be a little scary. I can’t tell you how many times I want to scream, “Watch where you’re […]

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January 28, 2015

“For it is by (free) grace you have been saved, and this not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not because of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 We’ve been saved and it’s a gift! We can never earn or deserve this most precious gift of Jesus, yet God the Father […]

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Unexpected

“Unexpected”   THE STORY OF MEPHIBOSHETH Saul’s son Jonathan had a son named Mephibosheth, who was crippled as a child. He was five years old when the reportcame from Jezreel that Saul and Jonathan had been killed in battle. When the child’s nurse heard the news, she pickedhim up and fled. But as she hurried […]

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January 21, 2015

“Hear instruction and be wise, and do not refuse or neglect it.” Proverbs 8:33 One of the most important things we can do as followers of Christ is to learn to hear, then do, what He says. His Word is filled with hope, history, love, poetry, instruction, teaching, and most importantly, wisdom! Yet if we […]

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30 Days to Live Week 3

“Leave A Legacy” “LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeing away. 5 My life is no longer than the width of my hand. An entire lifetime is just a moment to you; human existence is but a breath.” […]

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