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Playing the Part: Judas

August 26, 2013

Playing the Part: Judas When Frank Abagnale was at the airport one day, he noticed a drop box where airlines and car rental businesses dropped their cash for deposit into a locked receptacle. Recognizing an opportunity, Abagnale placed a sign over the box that read: “Out of Service. Place deposits with security guard on duty.” Then, standing...

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  • Devotions August 26, 2013

Radical Compassion: A Woman Caught in Adultery

August 28, 2013

Radical Compassion: A Woman Caught in Adultery When prisoners in the United States are condemned to die, their legal counsel has the ability to appeal for a stay of execution. The appeal has to cite some legal issue that must be resolved before the court’s order is implemented. For example, a higher court may agree to review the decision...

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Learning to See God: Philip

August 29, 2013

Learning to See God: Philip During an official dinner held in honor of the Queen of England in 2010, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the government of Canada would make three gifts to charitable organizations on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen. The donations went to groups that serve disadvantaged children and military...

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  • Devotions August 29, 2013

The Leader Will Serve: A Disciple

August 31, 2013

The Leader Will Serve: A Disciple The hidden-camera television show Undercover Boss has aired in over twenty countries. It seems that every culture enjoys watching the chief executives of various companies take on the identity of a new employee in order to get a glimpse of their experience. The CEO of a national pizza chain might get scolded...

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Trouble in Paradise

October 1, 2013

Trouble in Paradise While they were shopping, a little boy nagged his mother to buy him a new toy. She responded by paraphrasing Proverbs 27:20: “Death and hell are never full, and the eyes of little boys are never satisfied.” The little boy did not understand what she meant. But he knew enough to understand that the answer was “no.” Everybody...

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  • Devotions October 1, 2013

Disappointment with God’s Timing

October 3, 2013

Disappointment with God’s Timing Pianist Oscar Levant got his revenge on a member of the audience who arrived late by playing in time to her steps as she walked down the center aisle. When she slowed down, he slowed down. When she stopped, he stopped. When she hurried to her seat, he sped up. It can be irritating when someone is late. We...

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  • Devotions October 3, 2013

Disappointment and Lack of Faith

October 4, 2013

Disappointment and Lack of Faith Lot believed God’s warning that Sodom would be destroyed and obeyed His command to leave that city—but with reluctance. Lot ’s faith won out in the end, but he had trouble trusting that God would provide for him in the mountains (Gen. 19:18). Lot ’s daughters shared their father’s fears. Living in isolation...

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When You Are Forgotten

October 5, 2013

When You Are Forgotten In her book Permanent Present Tense, author Suzanne Corkin tells the story of Henry Molaison, a man who was unable to make new memories after the age of 27 because of an operation on his brain. When he died at the age of 82, Molaison had no idea who Corkin was, even though she had worked with him for 46 years. Those...

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When You Want to Curse God

October 9, 2013

When You Want to Curse God Adversity does not always bring people together. Sometimes it drives them apart. This was initially the case with Job and his wife. When Satan raised the stakes in his attacks against Job by turning from his possessions and his children to his health, Job’s wife seemed to have reached the limit of her patience.

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Disappointed with God’s Calling

October 12, 2013

Disappointed with God’s Calling Research published by Duke University’s Pulpit & Pew initiative notes that clergy careers are affected by a shrinking number of large churches and an increase of small congregations that cannot afford to pay the pastor’s salary. These trends can discourage those who aspire to serve in ministry as a vocation.

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