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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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Day 85: Called to Serve

       Today’s reading: John 13-21; Psalm 127-128 Our reading for today begins with Jesus and the disciples gathered in Jerusalem for their final meal. We have visited this scene in Matthew, Mark, and Luke already, but what John chooses to tell us about the event is markedly different. For … Continue reading

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Day 84: Satisfied

         Today’s reading: John 1-12; Psalm 126 From the opening verse today, we can tell that we are in a very different gospel from the three we have completed in recent days. One of the features that became familiar to us in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, … Continue reading

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Day 82: Their Eyes Were Opened

         Today’s reading: Luke 17-24; Psalm 125 Matthew, Mark, and Luke all tell us about the last supper in the upper room, just hours before Jesus is arrested and then put to death. In each of these synoptic gospels, the writer tells us that Jesus blessed … Continue reading

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Day 81: Who Is My Neighbor?

         Today’s reading: Luke 8-16; Psalm 123-124 The smooth-talking attorney wanted to make himself look good. He had already given the right answer to Jesus’ question–love God and love neighbor and you will fulfill the expectations for obedience to the law. Pushing the envelope … Continue reading

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Day 80: Filled with Joy

         Today’s reading: Luke 1-7; Psalm 122 You can’t read the first two chapters of Luke’s gospel today without being captured by the tremendous sense of joy he conveys. Luke’s opening scenes reveal the kind of response that the coming of the Messiah is meant to elicit. Men and women, young … Continue reading

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