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Entries from April 2011

Dancing in the Streets

April 30th, 2011 · No Comments

2 Samuel 6:12-15 (New International Version 2011) 12 Now King David was told, “The LORD has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing. 13 When […]

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Tags: 2 Samuel · Old Testament

Go with Us When You Send Us

April 24th, 2011 · No Comments

Exodus 33:14-16 (New International Version 2011) 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” 15 Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. 16 How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament

Ready for Battle, Send in the Singers (?)

April 23rd, 2011 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 20:20-21 (New International Version 2011) 20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will […]

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Tags: 2 Chronicles · Old Testament

Giving Birth to Disillusionment.

April 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Psalms 7:14 (New International Version 2011) Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment. What a marvelous phrase. Evil leads to trouble which leads to disillusionment. Perhaps that is the foundation of all evil, of all rebellion against God – disillusionment. We are tricked, fooled, we don’t see what is present. […]

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Tags: Old Testament · Psalms

Casting Lots for Land

April 16th, 2011 · No Comments

Joshua 18:3-7 (New International Version 2011) 3 So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your ancestors, has given you? 4 Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of […]

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Tags: Joshua · Old Testament

Never Happened Before

April 10th, 2011 · No Comments

John 9:32 (New Century Version) Nobody has ever heard of anyone giving sight to a man born blind. This simple statement is part of the (hi)story of Jesus giving sight to a man who was born blind. Jesus made mud from dirt and spit, put the mud on the man’s face, and told him to […]

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Tags: John · New Testament

Spoken from Spiritual, so don’t Worship Physical

April 9th, 2011 · No Comments

Deuteronomy 4:15-18 (New International Version 2011) 15 Since the Lord spoke to you from the fire at Mount Sinai, but you did not see him, watch yourselves carefully!16 Don’t sin by making idols of any kind, and don’t make statues—of men or women,17 of animals on earth or birds that fly in the air,18 of […]

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Tags: Deuteronomy · Old Testament

Is the Lord’s Arm too Short?

April 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Numbers 11:23 (New International Version 2011) 23 The LORD answered Moses, “Is the LORD’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you.” Here we are with the people wandering about in the desert. There are probably a couple million people here who want to eat […]

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Tags: Numbers · Old Testament

The Heart that Prompts to Give

April 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

Exodus 25:1-2 (New International Version 2011) 1 The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from everyone whose heart prompts them to give. In this part of the (hi)story of God’s people, the people are about to build the Tabernacle – […]

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Tags: Exodus · Old Testament