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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 28

  Sunday Reflection: The Promise of Justice We frequently think of justice in a negative light—as punishment or vindication—but it’s also immensely positive. In fact, the Hebrew word mishpat, which is commonly translated as “judgment” or “justice,” conveys a sense … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 21

  Sunday Reflection: The Call to Be a Neighbor If loved ones suffer, we want to relieve their burdens—to alleviate pain, meet needs, or right a wrong. But if helping family and close friends is sometimes complicated, taking action to … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 14

  Sunday Reflection: The Display of Mercy Hopefully, we’ve all been fortunate enough to receive mercy when we needed it most. You may have been forgiven for hurting somebody’s feelings or betraying a friend’s trust. Or perhaps someone came alongside … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 7

Sunday Reflection: The Pursuit of Lovingkindness Throughout the gospels, Jesus challenged the Pharisees to be more loving, just, and merciful. Considered the religious elite of their day, these men had hundreds of rules for living out the laws of the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 31

Sunday Reflection: God’s Promise to Satisfy Us As we reflect on satisfying our hunger, thirst, and longing with a view to eternity, it becomes clear that God’s intention isn’t for us to disregard earthly pleasures. The things that bring us … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 13

When a Fellow Christian Stumbles Galatians 6:1-5 One of our responsibilities as part of God’s household is to come alongside a brother or sister who has stumbled. Paul specifies that those “who are spiritual” should restore the fallen, but the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MAY 8

Spreading the Good News Acts 14:19-23 Saul of Tarsus, the zealous persecutor of Christians, underwent a radical transformation and became a passionate follower of Christ. Later known as Paul, he dedicated his time, energy, and talent to spreading the gospel … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 3

On death On the one hand Death is the triumph of Satan, the punishment of the Fall, and the last enemy. Christ shed tears at the grave of Lazarus and sweated blood in Gethsemane: the Life of Lives that was … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: AUGUST 24

For about a hundred years we have so concentrated on one of the virtues—‘kindness’ or mercy—that most of us do not feel anything except kindness to be really good or anything but cruelty to be really bad. Such lopsided ethical … Continue reading

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