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52 Days

52 Days What can you do with 52 days? You could start a new habit. You could work on a personal goal or maybe catch up on some house chores or you could take a vacation. A vacation for 52 days would be nice but what if you could use those 52 days to do…

Distractions

1 Corinthians 7:35 (NASB) “This I say for your own benefit; not to put a restraint upon you, but to promote what is appropriate and to secure undistracted devotion to the Lord.” Recently my son was asked to do a devo for the teens. He was so excited to do it, and he was working…

From Useless to Useful Part II

To continue talking about John Mark we can see Paul didn’t think that John Mark would be of benefit to the kingdom and to the newly established churches. Things change with the right encouragement. In the later years, Paul mentions John Mark in three separate occasions. First in Philemon 1:24, he lists John Mark as…

From Useless to Useful

John Mark is an interesting character in the Bible. He is mentioned no less than 8 times in the Bible. What I know about him is mostly from the book of Acts. He was a relative of Barnabas. He was the reason why Paul and Barnabas departed ways and went to different locations to establish…

Listen To God

Isaiah 30:10 9 For this is a rebellious people, false sons, Sons who refuse to listen To the instruction of the Lord; 10 Who say to the seers, “You must not see visions”; And to the prophets, “You must not prophesy to us what is right, Speak to us pleasant words, Prophesy illusions. 11 “Get out of the way, turn aside from the path, Let us hear no more…

We Want A King

This scripture text reminds me that people will always find wrong. Although they have it good, there is always something to complain about. The people were being taken care of by God, and the reason their situation was bad, because they forgot the Lord. They blame God for the nations coming to attack them when…

Rebuild Your Temple

Haggai 1:7-8 “Thus says the LORD of hosts, “Consider your ways! 8 Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified,” says the LORD.” In the book of Corinthians, Paul tells the church that they are the temple of God. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17; 6:19,20).…

LTC

2 Timothy 3:15 “and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” I’m excited about this weekend. My kids are going to participate in Leadership Training for Christ (LTC). I’m excited because two of my kids have put many hours…

Am I Part of God’s Plan?

Isaiah 46:9-11 9 Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. 10 I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do…