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Hope For Today #222 – Faith Refuses to Live Rebelliously!
Faith Refuses to Live Rebelliously! “The vision concerning Judah and Jerusalem that Isaiah son of Amoz saw during the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah of Judah. Listen, heavens, and pay attention, earth, for the Lord has … Continue reading
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Day 6: Strengthen For Battle!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth!in Our Physical Lives! Day 6: Strengthen For Battle! “Blessed be the Lord, my rock who trains my hands for battle and my fingers for warfare.” (Psalm 144:1, CSB) … Continue reading
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When a Nation Rebels Against God
Isaiah 3:1-3 teaches us that rebellion to Yahweh on large scale leads to loss on larger scale. After all, God doesn’t bless rebellion. And while He is patient and doesn’t want to see any perish, there is also His justice … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Jesus Came to Save Us From Our Sins!
It’s Christmas week! Kate and I have been SOOO busy these last weeks. First, I was doing ministry in the Philippines for two weeks. Then, since I returned to Uganda on Thanksgiving Eve, it’s been a combination of rest, romance, … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Forgiving Iniquity, Rebellion, and Sin!
Messing up. Ugh! We’ve all done it and, to be honest, sometimes the biggest problem is just being discovered. Don’t misunderstand me. The worst thing is failing. But the problem is, when we have to tell someone what we did, … Continue reading
Willing Worker Wednesday – Fulfilling God’s Role For Our Lives
““Why were you searching for Me?” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” But they did not understand what He said to them. Then He went down with them and came to … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Delay Can Be Deadly!
“After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Self-Inflicted Troubles!
“Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make … Continue reading
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