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ENCOURAGEMENT

I like to think of life as a team sport.  The reason I say this is because we all need occasional pats on the back from our teammates.  As followers of Christ, we are called upon to spread the Good News of Christ, and we are also called to spread a message of encouragement and hope to […]

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Jeremiah – Are you obeying God’s call? Jeremiah was 20 years old when God called him to be a prophet. It is clear that Jeremiah was overwhelmed by the task. “Ah, Sovereign Lord,” I said, “I do not know how to speak; I am only a child.”  In God’s Word, we see there was a large group […]

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Reading Thru the Word

Jeremiah – Without God, nothing gets done: with Him, there is nothing that can’t be done. Join us as we start in the book of Jeremiah this week.  Jeremiah was a prophet who had the unsavory assignment of declaring to the nation of Judah that the Babylonians were coming.  The people did not listen and it did […]

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Spiritual Revival by King Hezekiah This month we read about Hezekiah in 2 Chronicles 29-31. What amazed me about Hezekiah is that he went against the culture norm to worship the Lord. Hezekiah is described as a King of Judah who had a personal and growing relationship with God.  He was a king dedicated to God […]

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ISAIAH – CHAPTER 6 – ISAIAH’S COMMISSION Reading about Isaiah’s commission in chapter 6 is one of my favorites.  Isaiah’s lofty view of God in verses 1-4 gives me a sense of God’s greatness, mystery and power.  He sees the King, the Lord Almighty sitting on the throne and his robe fills the temple.  Can you imagine seeing […]

JONAH

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JONAH – A STORY OF SECOND CHANCES We have all read the story of Jonah and have taught it to our children.  We were taught that Jonah did not obey God and he got on a big ship. God sends a big storm because Jonah was running away from Him and the other men threw Jonah into […]

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Ecclesiastes – “Why Am I Here?” The first of June, we read thru the book of Ecclesiastes. The book consists of 12 chapters and is most likely written toward the end of Solomon’s reign.  In this book, Solomon reflects on the meaning of life and warns us about wrong choices.  Solomon in all of his wisdom asks […]

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POUR IN THE GOOD STUFF! This past week we have been reading thru 2 Kings and 2 Chronicles and there is one miracle that just stood out to me. Part of the reason this miracle intrigued me is that I didn’t remember this story in the scriptures.   In 2 Kings 4:38-44, we read that Elisha has […]

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Proverbs As we have been reading thru the bible, we just completed the book of Proverbs.  Did you know that Proverbs is one of the most read books in the Bible, and of course one of the most practical?  Proverbs is the greatest how-to book ever written, and those who have the good sense to take its […]