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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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Half-Moon Church

If you’re like most Christians, you’ve occasionally wondered if your participation in a local church really matters.  Shoot, according to one study, nearly half of all pastors report a temptation to resign on any given week!  Getting (and staying) plugged … Continue reading

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Good and Upright

Now there was a man named Joseph, a member of the Council, a good and upright man, who had not consented to their decision and action. He came from the Judean town of Arimathea, and he himself was waiting for the … Continue reading

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A Different Gospel

I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— which is really no gospel at all. (Galatians 1:6-7) My pastor recently did a … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Perfect Storm

It almost ended tragically.  And it all could have been avoided, if… Before Israel crossed the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land, a few tribes asked for land on the East side of the river.  They were allowed to … Continue reading

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Apologizer or Repenter?

His words fell on deaf ears.  Not because the words didn’t sound good – they sounded wonderful.  Unfortunately, they also sounded familiar – too familiar. The speaker was Saul, the first king of Israel.  For months he had been chasing … Continue reading

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