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Before I Go

A person’s last words are often notable. They speak to you before leaving the house in the morning or leaving town in the evening. Last words can contain what they consider to be of the utmost importance. In the early chapters of Deuteronomy, Moses recounts Israel’s history with God to this point in their journey....

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The Book of Numbers: Finding the Right Number

  There are plenty of numbers in the Bible book of Numbers. One number stands out above all of the other ones. To Think About: To Live Out: Choices are everywhere. From where to when to how to why. All the numbers in Numbers point back to #1: God. As your day continues, be aware...

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Leading Like It Matters: Do I Have to Lead?

  Sometimes it’s easier to let someone else do it. You reason that even if you wanted to do it, you probably couldn’t do it well enough. Then the other doubts start cascading: you aren’t old enough, young enough, nor do you make enough, understand enough, or learn quickly enough. An apostle and a judge...

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Leading Like It Matters: Do I Lead Yet?

  Crete then, like many of the places you go today, had people of all ages. Paul’s letter to Titus had some specific ways that Titus could influence the different age groups. Even if you aren’t the older women or the younger man he’s writing about, almost everything described has a place in our lives....

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Leading Like It Matters: Do I Still Lead?

  Titus was going to be busy. The letter to him isn’t very long, but his to-do list is growing. He’s looking for elders to help lead, and he’s been directed to teach older Christians. Among the other Christians on Crete, Paul has some specific instructions regarding women. To Think About: To Live Out: Whether...

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Leading Like It Matters: Do I Keep Leading?

  At any age, it can be difficult to be a leader. With years should come wisdom to lead, yet it’s often that same wisdom that leads you to question whether you still can lead. To Think About: To Live Out: You are older than someone. In what ways can you lead them by serving...

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Followers Who Lead – Part 2

  It’s easier to critique than empathize. That holds true at home, at work, and even at church. While there is certainly an equality found at the foot of the cross, there are still leaders of those gathered there. To Think About: To Live Out: Paul’s words to Timothy remind us that leaders are people...

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Followers Who Lead – Part 1

  The church families you have been a part of in the past may have had several or no elders. Even in the absence of such leaders, there were still probably some people helping lead the way. Their roles are undoubtedly different from one culture to another and from one time period to another, yet...

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Leviti-what? – The Message of Leviticus

  Have you ever been tempted to not look deeply into the third book of the Bible? It’s certainly missing the colorful stories of the two preceding books. Even without the potential VBS stories, it is still from God and valuable for you. To Think About: With all the offerings and sacrifices, God was teaching...

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Exodus – A Time and A Way: A Way to Worship God

  The second half of Exodus appears to be details about construction and rituals. There are some skillful people and some impatient people, yet God stays close by. As you slow down and read, you’ll find the people are not only listening to God, they are watching him. To Think About: To Pray About: To...