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Thursday, June 21, 2018
“Utterly amazed, they asked: 'Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans?  Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language?'" (Acts 2:7-8 NIV) When teaching on prayer, Jesus declared, “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” (Luke 11:13,...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
“Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived.  Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.” (Mark 3:31 NIV) What happened while Jesus was still here on earth?  Why didn’t his half-brothers and -sisters believe in him? The fact is that sometimes familiarity makes it difficult.  In fact, there’s an instance in the Bible when that familiarity with the things of God...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
“When [Jesus’] family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, ‘He is out of his mind.’” (Mark 3:21 NIV) Of all the writers of the New Testament, one knew Jesus better than most, and that is James.  That is because James, along with Jude, were half-brothers of Jesus:  they had the same mother, but a different father, for Jesus had been conceived by the...
Monday, June 18, 2018
“The Lord told [Ananias], ‘Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying.’” (Acts 9:11 NIV) Saul’s name was going to be changed to Paul, and he was going to go from being a persecutor of the church to the greatest apostle who ever lived.  At the moment, however, he was just a blind new convert after having been knocked off his...
Sunday, June 17, 2018
“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.” (Psalm 103:13 NIV) The Bible says that God is a father to the fatherless (Psalm 68:5). If you didn't have a father growing up; or you had a difficult father, who didn't provide the right kind of love or guidance; or if you're a father who is hurting and not feeling appreciated today, I want to...
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