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All Talk and No Action

Re:Verse reading–James 2:14-26 (day six) “Faith working through love.” (Galatians 5:6) That is how Paul describes a faith that works, much like his pastor friend James does in James 2. They were very much on the same page; both tackling … Continue reading

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Lift

Re:Verse reading–Mark 9:14-29 (day six) “Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose.” Mark 9:27 Amidst the arguing scribes, the father who struggled with unbelief, the disciples who lacked faith was a boy, a young man. As … Continue reading

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Kinds

Re:Verse reading–Mark 2:1-12 (day six) What kind of faith gets Jesus’ attention? What kind of faith merits His forgiveness? Jesus doesn’t always heal in this direction, faith first. He doesn’t always say, “your faith has made you well.” Sometimes he chooses … Continue reading

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Change

Re:Verse reading–Acts 4:1-22 (day six) Can we change? I mean really change; not just cosmetic, superficial changes, but deep-down-to-the-core change. That’s the kind of change that happened in Peter. What a difference between that night in the courtyard where he … Continue reading

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Hold On

Re:Verse reading–1 Corinthians 15 (day six)  Paul’s argument is clear, our bodily resurrection is certain because Jesus’ resurrection was certain. The Gospel is not mythology or fairytale, it is a spiritual and historical reality, and the resurrection is its cornerstone. … Continue reading

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Follow

Re: Verse reading–Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 (day six) He was the only disciple who stuck around, following Jesus after all the others left to save their own skin. I have to imagine that Peter had the best intentions; he never walked into that … Continue reading

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Purpose

Re:Verse reading–Matthew 26:36-46 (day six) Often, the last thing we want to hear when we face any kind of suffering is “it must be God’s will.” Although it is meant to console, it often never does. Remember Job’s friends, they were … Continue reading

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Glad

Re:Verse reading–Luke 12:22-34 (day six) “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.” (Luke 12:32) My girls have never had to worry about their basic needs being met. Whether food, shelter, or … Continue reading

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Happy Fruit of a Holy Fear

Re:Verse reading–Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 4:1-11 (day six) Fear is not all bad. After all the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. We know why Jonah fled, he fled because he wanted nothing to do with God’s mercy … Continue reading

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Lifted

Re:Verse reading–Daniel 3:1-2, 8-18, 25-29 (day six) “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” -Jesus, John 12:32 This wasn’t a new principle. Jesus, in his death and resurrection would literally draw … Continue reading

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