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IN TOUCH DAILY: OCTOBER 10

  God’s Saving Initiative Acts 9:1-9 In other religions, worshippers pursue their god. In Christianity, however, it’s God who takes the initiative. This is obvious in the conversion of Saul of Tarsus (later known as Paul). Far from seeking the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 27

  Sunday Reflection: Pursuing God’s Will Each of Jesus’ statements in the Beatitudes includes a way of being and a promised result if we embody the trait described. But we’re not meant to pick and choose from the various benefits … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 30

  Sunday Reflection: Trusting God to Lead Us To be called children of God means that we earnestly seek His redemption—not just for ourselves but for the whole world. So when Jesus says, “For they shall be called sons of … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 31

The Call to Servanthood Galatians 5:13, John 12:26 Three New Testament writers opened their epistles in a similar way: “Paul, a bond-servant of Christ Jesus…” (Rom. 1:1), “Simon Peter, a bond-servant and apostle of Jesus Christ…” (2 Peter 1:1), and … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 26

Don’t Neglect Your Spiritual Gift 1 Timothy 4:12-16 Every Christian is given a spiritual gift with which to serve and build up the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:7). Sadly, though, many believers neglect theirs. Timothy actually had some good … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 9

Doing God’s Work God’s Way Zechariah 4:5-7 Zechariah 4 speaks of an approach to serving that will never become stale: All kingdom work that the Father considers valuable takes place through His Holy Spirit—not by means of human power or … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: NOVEMBER 9

Managing Stress Like Jesus: Know Your Calling “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received” (Ephesians 4:1 NIV). You have a calling. We all do. God doesn’t just call pastors and missionaries. The overwhelming … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 30

Your First Purpose Is to Be Loved by God “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19 NIV). A man once came into my office and said, “I’m a Christian, but I don’t feel like I’m going anywhere … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 16

Wrestling Before God Take up the whole armor of God…praying always… —Ephesians 6:13,18 You must learn to wrestle against the things that hinder your communication with God, and wrestle in prayer for other people; but to wrestle with God in … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MAY 15

The Habit of Rising to the Occasion …that you may know what is the hope of His calling… —Ephesians 1:18 Remember that you have been saved so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in your body (see 2 … Continue reading

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