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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 24

  God Alone Deserves Worship James 4:4-8 For us, jealousy isn’t attractive, but for God, it’s a holy attribute. God is unhappy when we worship anyone besides Him. Only He deserves our praise. When reading in the Old Testament, we … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 2

  Freedom’s Responsibility 1 Corinthians 9 Our rights are among the most difficult things for us to relinquish, and that’s because letting go of them often feels unjust. After all, they are by definition a claim that we are morally … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 19

Prayer and Forgiveness Matthew 6:14-15 The Lord’s Prayer teaches that we should ask God to forgive us as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us (Matt. 6:12). Today’s passage expands on that idea with a warning that if … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 23

When We Ignore God James 4:17 Have you ever felt ignored? We all long for love, acceptance, and attention, but perhaps an important person in your life has shown little interest in you or what you have to say. There’s … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 22

Overwhelmed by Problems 2 Timothy 1:1-9 Job described the human condition with these words: “Man is born for trouble, as sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7). This was certainly the situation for Timothy, a young pastor trying to protect the church … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 7

God’s Goodness in Discipline Hebrews 12:1-13 When a parent uses negative consequences in disciplining a son or daughter, the child might think, If you really loved me, you wouldn’t ground me. And the truth is, we often feel the same … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 8

Responding to Life’s Storms Psalm 107:23-32 How do you react in a thunderstorm? Do you tremble under the covers in fear? Or do you recall the words of Psalm 29: “The God of glory thunders … The voice of the … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: FEBRUARY 23

Trust God for the Help You Need “Then the man said, ‘Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!’ But Jacob said, ‘I will not let you go unless you bless me’” (Genesis 32:26 NLT). Obviously, when God and Jacob … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 10

The Offering of the Natural It is written that Abraham had two sons: the one by a bondwoman, the other by a freewoman. —Galatians 4:22 Paul was not dealing with sin in this chapter of Galatians, but with the relation … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: DECEMBER 5

“The Temple of the Holy Spirit” …only in regard to the throne will I be greater than you. —Genesis 41:40 I am accountable to God for the way I control my body under His authority. Paul said he did not … Continue reading

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