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January 23, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Waiting with the Turtle

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Topic:Waiting with the Turtle Bible in a Year: Exodus 7–8 Matthew 15:1–20 I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1 Every fall, when the painted turtle senses winter coming, she dives to the bottom of her pond, burying herself in the muck and mud. She pulls into her shell and goes still: …

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January 22, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Demonstrating Grace

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Topic:Demonstrating Grace Bible in a Year: Exodus 4–6 Matthew 14:22–36 You will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea. Micah 7:19 “In moments where tragedy happens or even hurt, there are opportunities to demonstrate grace or to exact vengeance,” the recently bereaved man remarked. “I chose to demonstrate grace.” Pastor Erik Fitzgerald’s …

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January 21, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Where Are You Headed?

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Topic:Where Are You Headed? Bible in a Year: Exodus 1–3 Matthew 14:1–21 Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!” 2 Samuel 12:7 In northern Thailand, the Wild Boars youth soccer team decided to explore a cave together. After an hour they turned to go back and found that the entrance to the cave was flooded. Rising water pushed …

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January 20, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Clean Containers

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Topic:Clean Containers Bible in a Year: Genesis 49–50 Matthew 13:31–58 Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12 “Hatred corrodes the container that carries it.” These words were spoken by former Senator Alan Simpson at the funeral of George H. W. Bush. Attempting to describe his dear friend’s kindness, Senator Simpson recalled how the forty-first president …

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January 19, 2019 Our Daily Bread- When God Intervenes

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Topic:When God Intervenes Bible in a Year: Genesis 46–48 Matthew 13:1–30 Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm. Psalm 105:15 In a poem titled “This Child Is Beloved,” Omawumi Efueye, known affectionately as Pastor O, writes about his parents’ attempts to end the pregnancy that would result in his birth. After several unusual events that prevented …

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January 18, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Instead of Revenge

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Topic:Instead of Revenge Bible in a Year: Genesis 43–45 Matthew 12:24–50 If your enemy is hungry, feed him. Romans 12:20 After Jim Elliot and four other missionaries were killed by Huaorani tribesmen in 1956, no one expected what happened next. Jim’s wife, Elisabeth, their young daughter, and another missionary’s sister willingly chose to make their home among the very people …

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January 17, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Bring What You Have

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Topic:Bring What You Have Bible in a Year: Genesis 39–40 Matthew 11 “Bring them here to me,” [Jesus] said. Matthew 14:18 “Stone Soup,” an old tale with many versions, tells of a starving man who comes to a village, but no one there can spare a crumb of food for him. He puts a stone and water in a pot …

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January 16, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Bring What You Have

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tOPIC:Bring What You Have Bible in a Year: Genesis 39–40 Matthew 11 “Bring them here to me,” [Jesus] said. Matthew 14:18 “Stone Soup,” an old tale with many versions, tells of a starving man who comes to a village, but no one there can spare a crumb of food for him. He puts a stone and water in a pot …

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January 15, 2019 Our Daily Bread- Walking with the Spirit

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Topic:Walking with the Spirit Bible in a Year: Genesis 36–38 Matthew 10:21–42 Walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. Galatians 5:16 Ten thousand hours. That’s how long author Malcolm Gladwell suggests it takes to become skillful at any craft. Even for the greatest artists and musicians of all time, their tremendous inborn talent …

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January 14, 2019 Our Daily Bread – Slowing Down Time

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Topic:Slowing Down Time Bible in a Year: Genesis 33–35 Matthew 10:1–20 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12 A lot has changed since the electric clock was invented in the 1840s. We now keep time on smart watches, smart phones, and laptops. The entire pace of life seems faster—with even our …

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