Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mind

Re: Verse reading–John 10:1-21 (day three) “He is demon-possessed and raving mad. Why listen to him?”  A not-for-profit organization years ago used the slogan, “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”  That’s for sure.  God gave human beings a … Continue reading

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Relational Shepherd

Re: Verse reading–John 10:1-21 (day two) “All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.” (‭vs 8). Jesus is very clear in this illustration about the sheep and their shepherd. Every shepherd must spend time … Continue reading

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The leaders we need

Re: Verse reading–John 10:1-21 (day one) “He who does not enter by the door. . .is a thief and a robber”–v 1.  Jesus had harsh words for the so-called leaders of the Jewish nation.  He was constantly puzzled by their … Continue reading

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Land of the free?

Re: Verse reading – John 8:31-47 (day seven) “If the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed”–v 36. Our experience is often disappointing.  With every singing of the national anthem we DECLARE it.  “The land of the free and the … Continue reading

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Enslaved

Re: Verse reading – John 8:31-47 (Six) “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves to anyone.  How can you say that we shall be set free?”—v 33.  We don’t see what God sees.  Even about ourselves.  Jesus saw … Continue reading

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“What Did You Get?”

Re: Verse reading – John 8:31-47 (Day Five) It is a question that floated around yesterday at our house.  From instagram to text messages, from facebook to phone calls, I looked and listened with curiosity as my kids answered the … Continue reading

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Rejoice

First Day of Christmas Luke 2:8-20 ESV 8And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.9And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord … Continue reading

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Extra-Ordinary

Twenty-fifth Day of Advent Luke 2:1 – 7 NIV In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor … Continue reading

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Magnify Him

Twenty-fourth Day of Advent ‭Luke‬ ‭1‬:‭39-56‬ ESV In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a town in Judah, and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. And when Elizabeth heard the … Continue reading

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Newborn Hope

Twenty-third Day of Advent Luke 1:67-79New International Version (NIV) Zechariah’s Song 67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people … Continue reading

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