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From the Pen of Paul: Where Are We Going?

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Life can be overwhelming sometimes, but I am not alone in the battle, nor will I have to fight it forever. Jesus is still reaching people, including me, and the power of his name is still...

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From the Pen of Paul: What Is the Church?

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Being a part of the church is more than an affiliation. Instead, you are intimately linked with the Son of God himself. It is no longer you alone, but you are someone who wears his name,...

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From the Pen of Paul: Who or What is a Christian?

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: Being a Christian is more than a decision. A way of thinking and living follows it. I know that in my head, but my mouth, hands, and feet don’t always follow suit. I’m reminded that Christ...

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What Changes a Person?

For your personal time of study or for use in discussion with others. My thoughts: My words and actions: It is not enough to say, “I believe!” Acts tells of people shocked that Paul, whom they formerly knew as Saul, was now preaching about Jesus! In Acts 17:1-4, Luke tells about Paul’s new custom: going...

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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,...

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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...