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Entries from June 2010

A Tough Treaty

June 27th, 2010 · No Comments

1 Samuel 11:1-2 (New Century Version) 1 About a month later Nahash the Ammonite and his army surrounded the city of Jabesh in Gilead. All the people of Jabesh said to Nahash, “Make a treaty with us, and we will serve you.” 2 But he answered, “I will make a treaty with you only if […]

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Tags: 1 Samuel · Old Testament

A Prayer for Everyday

June 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Psalms 51:1-2 (New International Version) 1 Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin. This is a prayer I could say everyday. In particular, the lines: blot out my transgressions…wash away […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Why did He do That?

June 20th, 2010 · No Comments

2 Samuel 12:29-31 (New International Version) 29 So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it. 30 He took the crown from the head of their king —its weight was a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones—and it was placed on David’s head. He took […]

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Tags: 2 Samuel · Old Testament

Acknowledging a Person

June 19th, 2010 · No Comments

Acts 3: 1-5 (New International Version) 1One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple […]

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Tags: Acts · New Testament

Rest, Eat, Work – in that order

June 13th, 2010 · No Comments

1 Kings 19:3-9 (New International Version) 3 Elijah was afraid and ran for his life. When he came to Beersheba in Judah, he left his servant there, 4 while he himself went a day’s journey into the desert. He came to a broom tree, sat down under it and prayed that he might die. “I […]

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Tags: 1 Kings · Old Testament

Fed by Who? By What?

June 12th, 2010 · No Comments

1 Kings 17:5-6 (New International Version) 5 So he (Elijah) did what the LORD had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. These […]

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Tags: 1 Kings · Old Testament

My Sword? Maybe Not

June 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Ephesians 6:11-18 (New International Version) 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can fight against the devil’s evil tricks.12 Our fight is not against people on earth but against the rulers and authorities and the powers of this world’s darkness, against the spiritual powers of evil in the heavenly world.13 That […]

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Tags: Ephesians · Old Testament

You Thought the Old Man was Tough?

June 5th, 2010 · No Comments

1 Kings 12:10-14 (New International Version) 10 The young men who had grown up with him (Rehoboam) replied, “Tell these people who have said to you, ‘Your father put a heavy yoke on us, but make our yoke lighter’-tell them, ‘My little finger is thicker than my father’s waist. 11 My father laid on you […]

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Tags: 1 Kings · Old Testament