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myTunes: Singing and Praying the Psalms

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My prayer; God, I don’t always know what to say to you. I’m so excited or thankful for what you’ve done in some situations, but other times, I’m scared or even angry. Please hear my words as I say your words back...

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The Super Bowl

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: There is plenty of darkness in the world around me. I hear it, see it, feel it, and experience it. Jesus’ words show me the way I can also cause it. Before I speak or act,...

February 11, 2024February 8, 2024by
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From the Prophets: Tears of Promise

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Malachi 2 has words of warning to God’s priests. He wants me to help people find him, hear about him, and honor him. That is what some people in my own life have done. He has...

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From the Prophets: Tears of Renewal

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: God offers renewal when I have run from him or ignored him. Like a good father, he longs to have me back. The Bible tells of people who should have learned but didn’t. Others made better...

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From the Prophets: Tears of Hope

From the Prophets: Tears of Hope For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: My actions don’t get by God. Just as he’s seen what I need and provided it, so he notices how I use those gifts. I’ve thanked him for the good...

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From the Prophets: Tears of Sorrow

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: God notices. He sees what nations do as well as what individuals do. When those actions don’t reflect the Creator of...

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From the Prophets: Tears of Abandonment

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Over the last year, I’ve heard and read what God and Jesus said. Two or three that I remember are: ______________. I have also witnessed them doing things in my own life, as well as what...

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God’s Mission in Jesus: To Save

You need a hand. You are in past your knees or in over your head. You wanted to do it alone but soon realized you couldn’t. To Think About: To Live Out: How are you getting out of the situations you are currently in? Whose hand are you looking for? If you reach for Jesus,...

December 24, 2023December 20, 2023by
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God’s Mission in Jesus: To Teach

You have some more learning to do. That’s not an insult but a recognition that we each have more to learn. To Think About: To Live Out: How are you learning what you need to know? Whose teachings are you following, and where are they getting their information? If you learn from Jesus, you join...

December 17, 2023December 14, 2023by
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God’s Mission in Jesus: To Lead

You are on a journey. You’re moving toward or away from something. You’re inching closer or further to something else. Though it may change from year to year or from one time of life to another, you are heading somewhere. To Think About: To Live Out: How are you getting to where you are going?...

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