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December 11 – Behind the Christmas Card – Excessive Spending

Read Philippians 4:11-12 I love the spirit of giving at Christmas time! It is a joyous and contagious act. However, following my Christmas spirit and smile, for many years, was a dread of the bill to come because I spent … Continue reading

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December 10 – Behind the Christmas Card – Busyness

Read Matthew 11:28-30 The overwhelmed seems to scream loudly as the craziness of Christmastime gathers momentum. December blew in and the to-do list blew up. Even in the midst of a freed-up Saturday morning, I feel paralyzed by all I … Continue reading

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December 9 – Behind the Christmas Card

Read Psalm 55:22 I’m not sure about you, but, every time I get a Christmas card from someone, for a split second, it appears that their family is perfect. They are all smiling with seemingly such genuine joy. None of … Continue reading

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December 8 – Christians, Covenants and Court

Read 1 Corinthians 6:1-11 Disputes between God’s people?  Does that sound far-fetched?  It wasn’t in the first century in Corinth, and it isn’t in the twenty-first century in your city!  Believers sell things to and buy things from one another.  Believers … Continue reading

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December 7 – Covenantal Caution

Read Joshua 9:1-27 Not every covenant recorded in the Scriptures is one made by God or one sanctioned by God.  This one you just read in Joshua 9 between the Israelites and the Gibeonites is a good example.  The Israelites had … Continue reading

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December 6 – Promises and Personal Integrity

Read Matthew 5:33-37; 23:16-22 Growing up, my brothers and I would confirm the validity of seemingly unbelievable statements we made by saying, “I swear!” or, “I swear on the Bible!” or even, “I swear on a stack of Bibles!”  With time, it … Continue reading

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December 5 – Personal Contentment and Financial Covenants

Read 1 Timothy 6:1-10 “The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.”  (Prov. 22:7) The “covenants” we establish with lending institutions enable us to have today what we can pay for tomorrow…and the next day…and … Continue reading

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