Monthly Archives: August 2011

Day 95: By Faith. . .

Today’s reading: Hebrews 1-13; Psalm 143 “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”  (Hebrews 11:1) Remember those days earlier this summer when you thought you’d never be done reading about blood and sacrifices? Today, the … Continue reading

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Day 94: A Radical Invitation

Today’s reading: 1 Timothy 1-6; 2 Timothy 1-4; Titus 1-3; Philemon; Psalm 141-142 It is one of the shortest books in the Bible. It measures a grand total of one page–25 verses. Yet, in Paul’s letter to Philemon, we get a real treasure in Scripture today. … Continue reading

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Day 93: Unpredictable

Today’s reading: Colossians 1-4; 1 Thessalonians 1-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-3; Psalm 140 We are not supposed to be here still. . .at least according to the prediction we heard earlier this year. One man and his followers were convinced that, based on his calculations, the world would end on May 21, … Continue reading

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Day 92: Bearing Fruit

Today’s reading: Galatians 1-6; Ephesians 1-6; Philippians 1-4; Psalm 139 “. . .the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.” Galatians 5:22 Paul is beside himself. How could the Galatians have gotten off track … Continue reading

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Day 91: Encouraging Generosity

  Today’s reading: 2 Cor 1-13; Psalm 137-138 While the New Testament contains two letters from Paul to the Corinthians, the content of today’s second letter suggests that Paul wrote a total of at least four letters to the community. As a result, reading … Continue reading

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Day 90: For Christ’s Sake

  Today’s reading: 1 Corinthians 1-16; Psalm 136 “Since you are so eager to participate in what God is doing, why don’t you concentrate on doing what helps everyone in the church?” (1 Corinthians 14:12, The Message) It could be said that, almost … Continue reading

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Day 89: Hope

       Today’s reading: Romans 1-16; Psalm 135 Romans 8. . .it is one of the most magnificent chapters in all of Scripture. At the heart of his letter to the Romans, after making an honest assessment of our human propensity for sin, Paul … Continue reading

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Day 88: Unwavering

       Today’s reading: Acts 19-28; Psalm 133-134 As we wrap up the Book of Acts today, it is inspiring to read about Paul’s commitment to his calling. Heckled,  imprisoned, threatened, beaten. . .nothing could repress his indomitable spirit for sharing the good news that had … Continue reading

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Day 87: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

       Today’s reading: Acts 9-18; Psalm 131-132 Peter was not at all prepared for what was about to happen. It cut against the grain of everything he had ever been taught. His job was to carry the message of the gospel to the Jews. Period. … Continue reading

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Day 86: Holy Boldness

       Today’s reading: Acts 1-8; Psalm 129-130 “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) The … Continue reading

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