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A Job Rejection
January 25th, 2021
During the late 1960’s I planned to apply for a job with the Washington, DC police force. For those of you who really know me, I know it’s hard to imagine my soft voice speaking with authority to peop...  Read More
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F-O-C-U-S
January 23rd, 2021
All praise to our heavenly Father for ushering each of us into this new year, 2021. It is not by our own strength, nor by our intellect, nor even by our meticulous precautions, but by the unending gra...  Read More
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Winning Influence with Reciprocating Love
January 22nd, 2021
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good m...  Read More
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How to Love Your Enemies
January 21st, 2021
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)Jesus summarized the secret to winning over your enemies: just do to them what you would like them to do to you. It sounds simple enough, bu...  Read More
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Overcoming Resistance to the Gospel
January 20th, 2021
If the apostles ever thought they would be popular among the Jews because of their special relationship with Jesus, they would be proven to be sorely wrong. Jesus warned them about this. If the Jews h...  Read More
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Loving Others as God Loves Us
January 19th, 2021
“But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.” (Ephesians 2:4-5)It is because...  Read More
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Distinguishing Characteristics of a True Disciple of Christ
January 18th, 2021
“But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ...  Read More
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Wholly Following the Lord
January 16th, 2021
After spending some much needed time with my parents, the 2½-hour drive home felt lonely. I turned on the radio and heard a popular Christian speaker say, “Risk takers are excited about the future.” I...  Read More
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Deliver Us From Temptation
January 15th, 2021
That completed the testing. The Devil retreated temporarily, lying in wait for another opportunity. (Luke 4:13 MSG) Anyone else give pause to the first four words? That completed the testing. How awes...  Read More
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Protection and Wisdom
January 14th, 2021
For the third test the Devil took him to Jerusalem and put him on top of the Temple. He said, “If you are God’s Son, jump. It’s written, isn’t it, that ‘he has placed you in the care of angels to prot...  Read More
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Made to Worship
January 13th, 2021
The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I c...  Read More
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Your Spiritual Tank
January 12th, 2021
The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.”Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’” (Luke 4:3-4) I love commercials. Well, marketi...  Read More
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Jesus Understands
January 11th, 2021
Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. (Luke 4:1-2) Temptation wasn’t something new when we co...  Read More
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Bridging the Gap
January 9th, 2021
On January 9th, 2007, the Apple iPhone was introduced, and it changed our world – in some good ways and in some ways that are not so good.1 – Information is quickly available at our fingertips – more ...  Read More
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Praying for Our Nation
January 8th, 2021
The pandemic and its effects would have been enough to make us seek God in prayer as we enter 2021. But 2020 was also filled with social and political unrest, the likes of which many of us have never ...  Read More
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Praying for the Persecuted Church
January 7th, 2021
I have traveled to China numerous times for business. In some of my earlier travels, I wanted to visit a local church. Here’s the problem: only state-approved churches are allowed and those are very f...  Read More
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Praying for Restoration
January 6th, 2021
Every now and then, I will read through some of the minor prophets. They are designated “minor” because of their short length, but they contain so many large nuggets of gospel truth. Granted, some pas...  Read More
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Praying for Church Leadership
January 5th, 2021
2020 was difficult for people in many professions. The restaurant industry barely made it. Tourism almost came to a stop. The cinemas were closed when the summer blockbusters came out. There is also a...  Read More
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