Monthly Archives: June 2016

Get to Work

Re: Verse reading–Esther 4:4-17; 7:1-6 (day four) Faith demands action!  There is no way to live by faith and be a person who is complacent and uninvolved in what is going on in culture.  Mordecai told Esther that if she did not … Continue reading

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Insulate

Re: Verse reading–Esther 4:4-17; 7:1-6 (day three) “Do not think that because you are in the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape.”  Power as firewall against fear.  It seems like a good plan.  But power is not a … Continue reading

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Be Not Silent

Re: Verse reading–Esther 4:4-17; 7:1-6 (day two) For if you remain silent at this time, relief and deliverance for the Jews will arise from another place…4:14a Have you ever found yourself in that place where things are going well. You have worked hard … Continue reading

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Privilege and responsibility

Re: Verse reading–Esther 4:4-17; 7:1-6 (day one) “Who knows whether you have attained royalty for such a time as this?”–4:14 “To whom much is given, much is required”, said Jesus one day to His disciples. (Luke 12:48).  God’s sliding scale … Continue reading

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Hope and hearing

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day seven)   “Go out and stand on the mountains in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.”–v 11 If you lose hope, you lose your ability to hear–so … Continue reading

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Move

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day six) The human heart is so fickle. One minute it can swell with confidence, and the next be overrun by fear. That was certainly true of Elijah. Elijah was afraid for his life, not … Continue reading

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The Hand and Voice of God

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day five)  “When Elijah heard it, he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a voice came to him and said,” Greetings from Impact Youth … Continue reading

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“What are You Doing Here?”

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day four) It was a legitimate question…”what are you doing here, Elijah?”  Elijah had lost his orientation.  It was true…he had done some mighty things for the Lord.  He had been very zealous; he had torn down … Continue reading

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Conclusion

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day three) “Take my life; I am no better than my ancestors.” Taking Elijah’s words at face value (instead of as a melodramatic attempt to gain God’s sympathy), one can hear a mind that has concluded that … Continue reading

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Keep Your Armor On!

Re: Verse reading–1 Kings 19:1-18 (day two) Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and even more, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by tomorrow about this time.” … Continue reading

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