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Offended | STEADY as WE GO

Monday— Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.  Hebrews 12:15 Being offended has become America’s favorite pastime. If you’re not a white, Christian, straight, genetic male, you are urged to   establish a subgroup and let the world know how you’ve been victimized. If you’re not in a…
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Abiding | STEADY as WE GO

Monday— I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5 “What’s wrong with it!” shrieked Kala, running as fast as five-year-old legs could go. She held a twig from the cherry tree out…
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Eternal Matters | STEADY as WE GO

Monday— Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired…for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven (v 1). Doug kicked a dirt clod and watched the dust settle on his shoe. He stared for a long moment at the deserted football field. Weeds bullied their way through cracks in the bleacher…
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Increase

Increase

Monday—  There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace…   Isaiah 9:7 One of the prophecies concerning the Messiah was that His government would increase. The Jews assumed “increase” meant that a political champion would vanquish the Romans and rule from Jerusalem. So when Jesus came, claiming to be that…
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Worship | The Inconvenience of Obedience

Monday— After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We … have come to worship Him.” (v 1-2) Despite the beautiful cards and songs about three wise men, the…
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Surrendered | The Inconvenience of Obedience

Monday— Gabriel was sent by God to a town…called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph. Luke 1:26-27 From fat babies with wings to supermodels in lingerie, the concept of angels has been polluted by wild speculation and fanciful descriptions. To dispel a few popular misconceptions, we don’t become angels when we die. Jesus…
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Now and Later | The Inconvenience of Obedience

Monday— A large crowd followed Him because they saw the signs He was performing on the sick.  John 6:2 “I follow Jesus at Somber Face Church because the reverent atmosphere makes me feel spiritual.” “I follow Jesus at Holy Spirit Church because the music is exciting!”  “I follow Jesus because a TV preacher said if…
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That’s What I Thought | Static

Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Philippians 4:8 Monday— Think on what is true. It was past midnight when the young adult lifegroup wound to a close. “Man,” Trey mumbled as he folded up…
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Guard Your Heart | Static

Monday— Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.   Proverbs 4:23 “There’s been a rash of burglaries in the neighborhood lately,” Tom told his wife, “so make sure the windows are closed and locked before we go to bed. I bought that expensive new security system. Hope it pays…
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Focus | Static

Monday— Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith…   Hebrews 12:2 “I swore I would never be like my father and now…here I am!” Many dejected clients have sat in a counselor’s office and poured out their frustrations. They grew up with an angry, cold, or abusive father and…
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