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IN TOUCH DAILY: SEPTEMBER 12

  The Desires of Your Heart Psalm 37:1-6 Context is important to our understanding of God’s Word and His ways. But I repeatedly hear one promise quoted without consideration of surrounding ideas that explain it. People often tell me, “God … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 12

Sunday Reflection: The Lord’s Heart for His People Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount, where we find the Beatitudes, wasn’t about how to be more polite or acceptable in society. The Lord wanted to remind His followers that God examines the … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 26

The Difference Between Wants and Needs Psalm 34:8-10 Sometimes we confuse wants and needs. We can become so focused on our wants that they feel critical to our well-being. Then, when God doesn’t meet our “need,” we get angry or … 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 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: APRIL 19

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Discernment It feels good to have the final word in an argument, but that sense of satisfaction doesn’t last very long. Usually, everyone involved ends up feeling bad. In such situations, meekness is possible only … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 5

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Gentleness Modern life constantly bombards us with messages that say happiness depends on working hard to get every single thing we desire. It urges and even commands us to aggressively pursue satisfaction, sometimes at any … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 27

Two Gates, Two Ways Matthew 7:13-14 The broad path is easy to find. In fact, unless you make a conscious choice to avoid it, that’s where you’ll find yourself walking. Most people like this wide road because it’s comfortable, fairly … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 6

A Passion to Know Christ Philippians 3:3-12 Claiming to know someone usually means we know facts about the person or simply are aware he or she exists. Unfortunately, that is how too many Christians “know” Jesus Christ—they’re aware He is … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: FEBRUARY 4

Why God Closes Doors Jeremiah 10:21-24 A blocked opportunity can be a useful tool for teaching. God wants to mold us into His image, and He can use anything—including something we desire—to do so. Closed doors prevent mistakes. Just because … Continue reading

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