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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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Finding Jesus in Nehemiah

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What makes you weep? As most of you are aware, I cry pretty easily, mostly at happy things. I cried when Jen walked down the aisle at our wedding, I cry at happy endings to movies, and I cry when I see or hear of people impacted by Jesus. In the book of Nehemiah we see him break down and weep...

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Finding Jesus in 1 Kings

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The main book we will be reading through in September is 2 Kings.  Together with 1 Kings, this book describes the period of the monarchy in ancient Israel from 970 B.C. to 586 B.C.  Specifically, in 2 Kings we begin to see the downfall of God’s people as these kings and their...

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Finding Jesus in Ruth

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One of the two books we will read together in July is the book of Ruth (the other being 1 Samuel).  The main theme for the book of Ruth is that of redemption.  In fact, the Hebrew words translated “redeem,” “redeemer,” and “redemption” appear 23...

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Finding Jesus in Judges

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As with Leviticus, Judges is often a neglected book in the Old Testament.  While the narrative genre of the book lends to easy reading, the violent content contained in the book does not.  Most of us find it easier to comprehend the love shown in John 3:16 and 1 Corinthians 13 than we...

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Finding Jesus in Joshua

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  Where do we find the strength and courage we need to life for Jesus?  Many of us are aware the living for the Lord is often difficult.  As we seek to do so, we encounter challenges such as overcoming the Enemy in regards to habitual sin, risking isolation by not participating...

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