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Our Daily Bread

October, 2018

  • 26 October

    October 27, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Unexpected Kindness

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    Topic:Unexpected Kindness October 27, 2018 Read: Ephesians 2:1–10 Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 12–14; 2 Timothy 1 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works. Ephesians 2:10 My friend was waiting to pay for her groceries when the man in front of her turned around and handed her a voucher for £10 ($14) off her …

  • 24 October

    October 25, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Where Is Peace?

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    Topic:Where Is Peace? October 25, 2018 Read: Jeremiah 8:8–15 Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 6–8; 1 Timothy 5 We have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 “Do you still hope for peace?” a journalist asked Bob Dylan in 1984. “There is not going to be any peace,” Dylan replied. His response drew criticism, yet there’s no …

  • 22 October

    October 23, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Choosing the Trail

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    Topic:Choosing the Trail October 23, 2018 Read: Matthew 7:13–14 Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 1–2; 1 Timothy 3 Small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. Matthew 7:14 I have a beautiful autumn photograph of a young man on horseback in the Colorado mountains as he contemplates which trail ahead …

  • 21 October

    October 22, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Treasure in a Pumpkin

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    Topic:Treasure in a Pumpkin October 22, 2018 Read: 2 Corinthians 4:7–18 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 65–66; 1 Timothy 2 We have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. 2 Corinthians 4:7 As a young mother, I was determined to document my daughter’s first year of life. Each …

  • 20 October

    October 21, 2018 Our Daily Bread –My Real Face

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    Topic:My Real Face October 21, 2018 Read: 1 Timothy 1:12–17 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 62–64; 1 Timothy 1 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12 For years, feelings of unworthiness and shame over my less-than-godly past had an adverse impact on every …

  • 19 October

    October 20, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Always Accepted

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    Topic:Always Accepted October 20, 2018 Read: Luke 19:1–10 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 59–61; 2 Thessalonians 3 The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost. Luke 19:10 After several years of struggling to keep up in her studies, Angie was finally taken out of her elite primary school and transferred to a “normal” one. In Singapore’s …

  • 17 October

    October 18, 2018 Our Daily Bread –A Piercing Thorn

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    Topic:A Piercing Thorn October 18, 2018 Read: Isaiah 53:1–6 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 53–55; 2 Thessalonians 1 But he was pierced for our transgressions . . . and by his wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5 The thorn pricked my index finger, drawing blood. I hollered and then groaned, drawing back my hand instinctively. But I shouldn’t have been …

  • 16 October

    October 17, 2018 Our Daily Bread –The Prayer and the Chain Saw

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    Topic:The Prayer and the Chain Saw October 17, 2018 Read: Nehemiah 1 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 50–52; 1 Thessalonians 5 Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant. Nehemiah 1:11 I respect my Aunt Gladys’s intrepid spirit, even if that very spirit concerns me sometimes. The source of my concern came in the form …

  • 15 October

    October 16, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Terrible and Beautiful Things

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    Topic:Terrible and Beautiful Things October 16, 2018 Read: Psalm 57 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 47–49; 1 Thessalonians 4 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. Psalm 57:8 Fear can leave us frozen. We know all the reasons to be afraid—everything that’s hurt us in the past, everything that could easily do so again. So …

  • 14 October

    October 15, 2018 Our Daily Bread –Trust Him First

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    Topic:Trust Him First October 15, 2018 Read: Isaiah 46:3–13 Bible in a Year: Isaiah 45–46; 1 Thessalonians 3 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. Psalm 68:19 nlt “Don’t let go, Dad!” “I won’t. I’ve got you. I promise.” I was a little boy terrified of the water, but my dad …