Monday – November 20, 2023

Ezra 1-2; John 21 King Cyrus was a Pagan.  He was the one who had attacked Jerusalem, and took the Israelites as slaves.  He took the treasures in the temple, for no other reason than he could.   He was powerful, and had defeated all of the countries around him. The one thing he could […]

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Friday – November 17, 2023

Daniel 10-12; John 20 “I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My Lord, what will the outcome of all this be?” He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end.” ‭‭Daniel‬ ‭12‬:‭8‬-‭9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ The Angel tells Daniel that the words are […]

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Monday – November 13, 2023

Ezekiel 46-48; John 16 As we finish up Ezekiel, we see how important the temple is.  There are rules, and specific lay outs.  Each with its own purpose. On November 12, Pastor Brandon showed us in the book of Acts how important it still was to gather with others. In a temple, or wherever you […]

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Friday – November 10, 2023

Ezekiel 43-45; Psalm 135; John 15 ““I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener.” ‭‭John‬ ‭15‬:‭1‬ ‭NIV‬‬ It is the gardener that provides what is necessary for the vine to grow.  It is the vine that provides what the branches need. It is the branches that produce the fruit. Seems simple enough, […]

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Monday – November 6, 2023

Ezekiel 31-33; John 11 “Jesus wept.” John‬ ‭11‬:‭35‬ ‭NIV‬‬ The story of Lazarus is another story of how Jesus suffered here on earth for US. Jesus loves Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha.  The last thing He wanted was for his friends to suffer through sickness and grief.  But the outcome was more important […]

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Monday – October 30, 2023

Ezekiel 16-18; John 6 Jesus fed 5000 men, in addition to woman and children, with 5 loaves and 2 fish. After everyone had eaten and was full, the 12 picked up the left overs.  12 baskets of left overs.   Still the question was, “ Is this Messiah?” Through religions, we are taught the laws. […]

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Friday – October 27, 2023

 Ezekiel 13-15; Psalm 136; John 5 “Give thanks to the God of heaven. His love endures forever.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭136‬:‭26‬ ‭NIV‬‬ I wish I had more beautiful words to add to this, but somehow this says it all- His love endures FOREVER. Throughout the Old Testament we see His love.  Even during His wrath, we see […]

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Monday – October 23, 2023

Ezekiel 1-3; John 1 I love to tell the stories of God’s goodness and grace.  He’s our Father. He’s wise and kind.  Loving and encouraging. Protector. Provider.  But make no mistake, He is also our authority, and He commands we obey His word.  And there are consequences when we don’t. Ezekiel was a priest who […]

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Friday – October 20, 2023

Jeremiah 50-51; 2 Peter 3 “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” ‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭3‬:‭9‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Time can seem like it is crawling when we are expecting something wonderful.  Impatiently waiting for […]

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Thursday – October 19, 2023

Jeremiah 47, 48, 49; Psalm 80; 2 Peter 2 Throughout these chapters of Jeremiah God spoke to the Israelites like a good Father would. Here’s what you did.  Here’s  why it’s wrong.  Here is your punishment.  I still love you though, and even during your punishment, I am here with you. Still protecting you.   […]

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