Monthly Archives: May 2019

The Priority of Discipleship

When Jesus addressed His followers for the last time – right before He lifted off the ground and ascended into heaven – He gave them (and by extension, us) this final command: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations… … Continue reading

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Toward or Away?

Last time, we looked at Samuel’s willingness to be an open book before all of Israel.  We suggested that one of his intentions was to remind them of his lifetime of honesty and integrity.  Because he was that kind of … Continue reading

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Here I Stand

Not many public figures would do it today.  But after decades in the public eye serving Israel as a prophet and judge, Samuel realized his days were nearing an end.  But before passing off the scene, he wanted a chance … Continue reading

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The Hammer

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you… (Matthew 5:44) It has to be among Christ’s most difficult commands.  How in the world can we bring ourselves to love our enemies and pray for those who intentionally harm … Continue reading

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The Humble Listener

Because Cecil B. DeMille didn’t include it in his movie, The Ten Commandments, some of us may not recall the scene. Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, had paid a visit to the Israeli camp and observed his son-in-law’s daily routine.  After watching … Continue reading

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Guarded Steps

We may not see what’s around the bend, but God promises to guard our steps as we faithfully follow Him. (To receive free daily devotions via email, sign up at:  https://theteachableheart.com/classrooms-%26-devotions.  For more information about the ministry, or to order the … Continue reading

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An Ongoing Choice

But the whole crowd shouted, “Away with this man!  Release Barabbas to us!” (Barabbas had been thrown into prison for an insurrection in the city, and for murder; Luke 23:18-19.) It was originally a choice Pilate gave to the Jews one … Continue reading

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