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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 3

  A Nation That Honors God Psalm 72 Because government is instituted by God as His “minister … for good” (Rom. 13:3-4), it functions best when leaders honor and obey Him. Throughout Israel’s history, God commended kings who followed His … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 1

  Protection From Pride 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 One of the benefits of adversity is that it challenges our pride. Paul experienced this kind of intervention through what he called “a thorn in the flesh,” and the Lord used it to … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 30

  The New Testament Church Matthew 16:13-18 Today the word church is often used differently than the way Scripture defines it. We tend to think of a building with a steeple, a morning or evening service, or even a potluck … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 2

A Parent’s Positive Influence Colossians 3:23-25 Yesterday we discussed the spiritual impact of mothers and fathers. Today I’d like to mention other areas that are shaped by parental example: relationships, money, and vocation. While these three things don’t directly impact … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 1

The Family Influence 1 Kings 15:8-34 The environment in which children grow up influences the rest of their life. The family dynamic, particularly parental behavior, impacts their perspective about themselves, others, and the Lord. In today’s reading, for example, consider … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 9

Does Prayer Influence God? James 5:13-18 Our heavenly Father chooses to involve the prayers of His children in the outworking of His plan (2 Kings 20:1-6). But what about a circumstance like a friend’s serious illness? Perhaps you wonder, Why … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 26

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Creation In the beginning, God created the world—a place for every living thing to flourish as He intended. And telling the first man and woman to be stewards of the earth, He gave them power … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 23

The Influence of Godly Parents Deuteronomy 6:5-9 In preparing the Israelites for the promised land, God didn’t command priests, teachers, or national leaders to train the next generation. Instead, He assigned this to parents. This remains true today. First, we’re … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JANUARY 22

The Power of Jesus’ Name John 14:13 Yesterday we read how praying in Jesus’ name affirms our relationship with Christ and our direct access to the Father. It also declares our … Authority to Petition God. Christ sits at the … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: DECEMBER 3

Screwtape shows Wormwood how to transform a minor trespass into a major sin: Success here depends on confusing him. If you try to make him explicitly and professedly proud of being a Christian, you will probably fail; the Enemy’s warnings … Continue reading

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