Monthly Archives: May 2017

Bargaining with God; May 29, 2017


1 Samuel 1:27-28 “I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he shall be given over to the Lord.” And … Continue reading

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Being Used by God; May 28, 2017


1 Samuel 1:17 Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” We know from succeeding passages that Eli was not a very good priest, but he occupied the office, … Continue reading

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By God Alone; May 27, 2017


Judges 7:2 The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, …” This verse should … Continue reading

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God’s Strength; May 26, 2017


Judges 6:14 The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” This statement by the angel seemed totally absurd to Gideon because he didn’t … Continue reading

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Making Disciples; May 25, 2017


Josh 24:21-22 But the people said to Joshua, “No! We will serve the Lord.” Then Joshua said, “You are witnesses against yourselves that you have chosen to serve the Lord.” “Yes, we are witnesses,” they replied. It is very clear … Continue reading

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Choices; May 24, 2017


Joshua 24:15 “But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you … Continue reading

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God Fighting For Us; May 23, 2017


Joshua 23:10-11 “One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised. So be very careful to love the Lord your God.” There is a distinction in Japanese here that clears up … Continue reading

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