12/13/15 A Clear Conscience

READING: Acts 24-26 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  I think we sometimes overcomplicate the work of our devotions. We can, of course, spend many hours studying the Word deeply — and that we must do. There are other times,…

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12/12/15 How to Live . . . and Die

READING: Acts 20:4-23:35 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  There is much packed in the chapters of today’s reading. For example, I’m reminded that if I preach at midnight for…

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12 People Who Frustrate Church Leaders

Let me start this post with a caveat: I will be forever grateful for the brothers and sisters with whom I’ve served in local churches. Nevertheless, I, like other church leaders, have dealt with folks who frustrate leaders.

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12/11/15 Greet My Friends

READING: Romans 14-16 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Christian friends — they’re unbelievable gifts of the Lord to us. In the last chapter of Romans, Paul listed several friends whose…

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12/10/15 Piercing the Soul

READING: Romans 11-13 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  I love it when the Word of God makes application simple. Sometimes the commands are so clear that all we can do…

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12/09/15 Let Me Be Accursed

READING: Romans 8-10 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  I’m a professor of evangelism, but I still wonder about the depth of my concern over lost people around me….

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12/08/15 Joy to the World!

READING: Romans 4-7  TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Sometimes the Bible is so filled with life that it’s as if the words leap off the page, wrap their arms around you,…

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