People who went to the temple in Jesus’ day would buy animal sacrifices that were used to show honor to God and acknowledge sin. Many were being taken advantage of and forced to pay extra money to get the sacrifices they needed. Jesus came into […]

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Rocks Crying Out

Jesus was entering the town of Jerusalem where He would suffer on the cross and then conquer death and Hell. People were praising Him as king. The religious leaders wanted them to stop. Jesus told them the rocks would cry out if the people were […]

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I’m His

I’m with the Jews. God said they are His special possession. I respect that and I also respect the literal land of Israel. But in my mind sometimes I wonder if I am at their level with God…Yes, yes I am! The Bible says so. […]

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Uninvited

Zaccheaus was a rich tax collector who wanted to meet Jesus. When I was young I learned the lighthearted kid song that talked about Zaccheaus being short. That song did not do justice to the meaning of this Bible story. Jesus told Zaccheaus He would […]

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Strong

The descendents of Joseph needed more of the Promised Land because there were so many of them. Joshua told them they could have more land but they had to go clear it out. Their mindset was, the people in the land were too strong for […]

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Favor Today

Dear God, As Christians we yield to You. Like David asked long ago, send us a sign of Your favor. Even more so for our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in countries that are hostile to the Gospel. I pray the words from […]

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Determined

He lived a lowly life, rejected by society as a blind beggar. So he became determined to meet Jesus. He couldn’t see Him. He heard He was passing by. Sheer determination caused Him to continue crying out when those around told Him to stop. And […]

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Hidden

When Jesus told His disciples of the cruel death He must endure He protected them from having to fully take in the harsh reality of what would soon happen to their beloved leader. That’s how the unfailing love of God works. He buffers us. Luke […]

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Revive Us!

Dear God, in all Your mercy and grace, revive us today from selfishness and sin. Psalm 85 ~ 1 LORD, you poured out blessings on your land! You restored the fortunes of Israel. 2 You forgave the guilt of your people— yes, you covered all […]

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Humble

Jesus cautioned us to not get arrogant about serving God! Luke 18 ~ 9 Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10 “Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and […]

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