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Finding Jesus in Zechariah

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One of the final books we will read on our three-year journey through the Bible is Zechariah. This book was written to God’s people in the midst of perceived absence of God’s presence. Zechariah addresses this discouragement by reminding God’s people that when the time was...

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Finding Jesus in Daniel

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When has it been tough to follow Jesus?   Maybe a time when you being asked to serve in a way that you were not gifted? Maybe a time when you had an opportunity to share your faith with an unbeliever? Maybe a time when you had to stay patient when your kids or your coworkers were...

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Finding Jesus in Jeremiah

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Jeremiah was an Old Testament prophet who spoke God’s words of warning and judgment to His people, particularly the kings and people of Judah. As was the case with most of the prophets God sent, their words of warning and judgment were not well received, and in chapter 26 we find Jeremiah...

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Finding Jesus in Isaiah

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Have you ever found yourself laboring to win the approval of those around you, whether they are your parents, your kids, your friends, your bosses, or church leaders? Have you ever found yourself acting a particular way to draw the attention of others, exaggerating a story to entertain others...

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Finding Jesus in Ecclesiastes

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Do you ever feel like your life is meaningless?  Do ever feel like you arestuck in the same daily routine, rarely, if ever, making a significantimpact on the world?   In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author ponders thesame questions, but not only for himself, but for every human...

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Finding Jesus in Proverbs

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I doubt many of us would acknowledge that we love discipline.  At the very least, having to face discipline means that we have sinned against God, and often means we have also sinned against others.  Therefore, in the midst of enduring correction and possible punishment, we also have...

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Finding Jesus in the Psalms (Part IV)

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Have you ever wished that God was more like you?  That may seem like an odd question, and at first glance we would probably answer, “No, of course not!  I am thankful that He is more powerful and more loving than I am!”  But let me share with you a few times when I...

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Finding Jesus in the Psalms (Part III)

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I once heard a quote from an anonymous source that, “Ungratefulness is forgetfulness.”  The assumption behind the quote is that when we truly remember all the ways that God has blessed us, we will find every reason to “Give thanks in all circumstances” (1...

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Finding Jesus in the Psalms (Part II)

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As we continue working our way through the Old Testament, one of the Psalms we will be reading in the month of February will be Psalm 42.  The individual who wrote this Psalm (many believe it to be David) is enduring a season of great depression.  In this Psalm, he gives two reasons...

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Finding Jesus in the Psalms (Part I)

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Finding Jesus in the Psalms (Part I) Every night when I put our daughter, Halle, to bed she asked me to pray for her not be scared of the Tickle Monster (VeggieTales) because we have a big God.  And so every night, we thank God for the day He gave us, we pray for the salvation of Halle and...

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