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IN TOUCH DAILY: OCTOBER 25

  Sunday Reflection: Loving Your Enemies After preaching the Beatitudes, Jesus tells us to love and pray for those who persecute us (Matt. 5:44). But that can feel like an impossible task: Why are evil, broken people—especially those who harm … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 3

  Defeating Discouragement Nehemiah 2:11-20 No matter what our position in life may be, we all at times encounter disappointment—and that can quickly lead to discouragement. Disappointment is simply an emotional response to a failed expectation or hope, whether because … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: AUGUST 18

  A Life Focused on Christ Hebrews 12:1-3 A life of strong faith doesn’t happen automatically or without any effort on our part. Although we are not saved by our own endeavors, spiritual growth requires the appropriation of all the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 16

Strength for the Lonely Isaiah 41:9-11 Loneliness is a painful emotion that many people fear. Paul knew what it felt like, so his life and letters can offer us encouragement when we’re lonely. Yesterday we saw how the apostle was … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 6

Jesus, the Faithful Witness Revelation 1:4-8 John wrote the book of Revelation to encourage Christians being heavily persecuted by the Roman emperor Domitian. Approximately 25 years earlier Rome had destroyed Jerusalem and taken away Christians’ rights. Many believers were beginning … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 25

God Is at Work John 5:16-23 How do we know the Lord is at work? Sometimes we see a dramatic display like the parting of the Red Sea for the Israelites. Other times it seems God isn’t doing anything, as … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 4

Can You Trust the Bible? 2 Peter 1:16-21 What you believe about the Bible is important. Some people think it is just an old book that’s irrelevant today. But it’s actually the most amazing document ever written because it came … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 5

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of God’s Presence Signs of God’s blessing are all around us, but discerning them can be difficult. We tend to think God is moving and blessing us when things are going well—when marriages are thriving, we … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MAY 22

The Explanation For Our Difficulties …that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us… —John 17:21 If you are going through a time of isolation, … Continue reading

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MORNING AND EVENING: MARCH 5

MORNING “Let us not sleep, as do others.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6 There are many ways of promoting Christian wakefulness. Among the rest, let me strongly advise Christians to converse together concerning the ways of the Lord. Christian and Hopeful, as … Continue reading

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