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Don’t Be Fooled! The Lies and Truth About Marriage – Part 1

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Married person: When I think about the marriages of others, I realize there are good ones and struggling ones. I also know where mine falls on that spectrum. I want God’s truth to be revealed in...

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Jesus Is the Subject of the Whole Bible – Part 2

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: God uses the writings and letters of several to keep moving the world back to his arrival and toward his promised second coming. He also uses those writings and letters to tell more about the church,...

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Jesus Is the Subject of the Whole Bible – Part 1

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: God used his words and actions to start moving the world toward his arrival – from a Creator who brought things into existence with just a word to the arrival of a baby whom John would...

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Revelation: The Beginning and the End

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: No matter how much seems to be spinning out of control, God is still in control. The imagery in Revelation may not all make sense, but it’s very clear that the One on the throne has...

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Revelation: The Reporters and Their News

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: My words and actions will be noticed this week. Different parts of Revelation remind me that I am not outside of God’s view. That’s meant to be encouraging to me! He knows what I need and...

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1, 2, 3 John: Something Worth Writing About

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Loving others well is an option, but aware of the cross, loving others well is not an option. Despite the many ways I’ve let God down, he sticks with me. He calls on me to stick...

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Not Outdated, Just First: Faith

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Someone I know needs reassurance today. They need to hear affirming words, and they can hear them from me. Not only will their hearts be changed, but so will mine. This is a reminder of how...

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Not Outdated, Just First: Words

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Once spoken, my words cannot be taken back. Ultimately, my words either reflect or distort the good news about Jesus. They either draw people closer to him or move people further from him. My speech must...

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Not Outdated, Just First: Actions

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: I can justify anything I do. I’ve told myself why something must be done or shouldn’t be acted upon. With that sense of justification, I act. But without an accurate gauge of right or wrong, I’m...

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His Body, His Blood

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: The cross and empty tomb are paradoxical: life and death, loss and victory, emptiness and hope. Even more, they are part of the story that tells me how much I matter to Jesus. What he did,...