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IN TOUCH DAILY: NOVEMBER 3

  Full of Grace and Truth John 1:14-18 To gain a greater understanding of God’s grace, we need only look at Jesus, who was the personification of grace and truth. Both were perfectly displayed in Him, and neither was ever … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 13

  Sunday Reflection: The Righteousness of Believers In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus made a statement His listeners probably found shocking—He said they wouldn’t enter the kingdom of heaven unless their righteousness “surpasse[d] that of the scribes and Pharisees” … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 17

Biblical Characteristics of Prayer Matthew 6:5-8 Prayer is simply talking with God. Yet with regard to consistency or how to approach Him, we sometimes struggle—especially when we’ve observed other Christians pray and assume theirs must be the “right” way. That’s … 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: APRIL 29

Where the Battle Is Won Matthew 26:36-56 In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus wrestled with the knowledge that He would die on the cross, bearing the weight of our sin and being spiritually separated from the Father. Jesus got alone … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 27

Too Good for Salvation? Ephesians 2:1-10 When Jesus walked this earth, one group of people consistently refused Him—the Pharisees. The most outwardly righteous people of that day couldn’t see themselves as sinners. These religious leaders assumed they had no need … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: JULY 24

His Nature and Our Motives …unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven. —Matthew 5:20 The characteristic of a disciple is not that he does good things, … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: APRIL 3

“If You Had Known!” If you had known…in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. —Luke 19:42 Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphantly and the city was stirred to its very … Continue reading

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MY UTMOST FOR HIS HIGHEST: MARCH 16

The Master Will Judge We must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ… —2 Corinthians 5:10 Paul says that we must all, preachers and other people alike, “appear before the judgment seat of Christ.” But if you will learn … Continue reading

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THE PURSUIT OF GOD: DAY 36

Chapter 8 Restoring the Creator-creature Relation (PART 4) Another saying of Jesus, and a most disturbing one, was put in the form of a question, “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour … Continue reading

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