Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nov. 26

“If God has not come through (as far as you can see), it doesn’t mean He has abandoned you.”  How easily we turn to this thinking.  It is something that I know I continually struggle with when I don’t get … Continue reading

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Nov. 25- Intoduction

Over the next 30 days, we will be using this space to blog about Louis Giglio’s new Advent devotional book Waiting Here For You:  An Advent Journey of Hope.  I hope you will take time to read and participate in … Continue reading

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Nov. 24- Ch. 24

The theme of endurance is one that permeates Paul’s writings.  Paul says in Romans 5, “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Jesus also talks … Continue reading

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Nov. 23- Ch. 23

The Pharisees had to be fuming when Jesus said to them, “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of … Continue reading

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Nov. 22- Ch. 22

For the first time today, I noticed the Pharisees sent their disciples to question Jesus about paying taxes, rather than doing it themselves.  I wonder if they were already gun-shy at this point in their dealings with Jesus.

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Nov. 21- Ch. 21

I think it is interesting that when the Pharisees heard the children shouting, “Hosanna to the Son of David.” they assumed they were talking about Jesus.  I am sure they were, but how did the Pharisees know for sure?  Maybe … Continue reading

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Nov. 20- Ch. 20

When we worry about what others have or are getting, we lose out on seeing the blessings we are getting from God.  When the early hire laborers saw that everyone was getting a denarius, they could not appreciate and be … Continue reading

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Nov. 19- Ch. 19

Recently I have preached on the Treasure Principal- laying up treasures for yourself in heaven.  In v. 21 we are told one way to do that, “Jesus answered, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give … Continue reading

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Nov. 18- Ch. 18

This morning I was hit with verse 7- “Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!” and how similar it is to … Continue reading

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Nov. 17- Ch. 17

After the transfiguration Matthew tells us, ” Jesus instructed them, ‘Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.’”  The disciples response is a bit curious to me, “Why then do the … Continue reading

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