Tag Archives: Religion

Not Bricks and Mortar, but Flesh and Blood.

Exalt the Lord our God,     and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem,     for the Lord our God is holy! Psalm 99:9 (NLT) I have a bit of a rebellious streak in me. I quickly get irritated by senseless rules … Continue reading

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The Curse of Being Religious

The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just     than when we offer him sacrifices. Proverbs 21:3 (NLT) Over the years I’ve had many people refer to me as a religious person. The term has always bothered me. … Continue reading

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Loving Well in the Midst of Differences

Chapter-a-Day 1 Corinthians 8 And when you sin against other believers by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong, you are sinning against Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT) Keep in mind when reading books like 1 Corinthians that they … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day 2 Peter 2

They promise freedom, but they themselves are slaves of sin and corruption. For you are a slave to whatever controls you. 2 Peter 2:19 (NLT) This past Saturday night, Wendy and I went to see a new play performed at … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Hosea 12

So now, come back to your God.     Act with love and justice,     and always depend on him. Hosea 12:6 (NLT) I’m not a very religious person. You might find that a silly statement since I’m all about this God talk … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day John 5

When Jesus saw him and knew he had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get well?” John 5:6 (NLT) It seems like such a silly question to ask a paralytic sitting by a pool that, … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Mark 11

When the leading priests and teachers of religious law heard what Jesus had done, they began planning how to kill him. But they were afraid of him because the people were so amazed at his teaching. Mark 11:18 (NLT) This … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Zechariah 7

God-of-the-Angel-Armies gave me this Message for them, for all the people and for the priests: “When you held days of fasting every fifth and seventh month all these seventy years, were you doing it for me? And when you held … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Numbers 8

God spoke to Moses: “Take the Levites from the midst of the People of Israel and purify them for doing God’s work.” Numbers 8:5 (MSG) For me, one of the fascinating things about walking through these ancient texts is perceiving the … Continue reading

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Chapter-a-Day Matthew 21

Jesus said, “Yes, and I tell you that crooks and whores are going to precede you into God’s kingdom. John came to you showing you the right road. You turned up your noses at him, but the crooks and whores … Continue reading

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