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July 28 – Coward to Conqueror – The Power of a Name

Read Judges 6:12 Third grade was a hard year, one I’d like to forget. My teacher called me “Charlie”. In today’s culture, that is a common nickname for a girl, but not decades ago. I hated the name. I always … Continue reading

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July 27 – Coward to Conqueror – A Valiant Warrior

Read Judges 6:12-14 I love reading historical fiction and nonfiction stories, especially centered around the WWII era. It’s easy for me to visualize the scenes and, at times, the novels tend to romanticize that time period. However, reality can not … Continue reading

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July 26 – Coward to Conqueror – Finding Blessing in the Mundane

Read Judges 6:1-11 A pile of dishes overflowing the dish drainer, cleaned the evening before, beg me to put them in their right place. Crumbs on the counter, which escaped the last wipe down, mock my perfectionistic nature. The rumpled … Continue reading

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July 25 – United: Church – 1 Corinthians 1

Read 1 Corinthians 1:10-17 Should the church be united or divided?  Do our choices outside of Sunday morning church hold up to scrutiny? Clearly, Christians are to be united.  Imagine Paul challenging our church with these words; (Eph 4:4-6) “There … Continue reading

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July 24 – United: Church – John 17

Read John 17:20-26 Here in John 17, we have opportunity to eavesdrop on what may be the most intimate recorded words that Jesus ever prayed. Jesus and the disciples had just left a meal, the backdrop for the very celebration … Continue reading

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July 23 – United: Church – Philippians 1

Read Philippians 1:1-11 What is it that unites military personnel serving in the armed forces? They come from all kinds of diverse backgrounds. As early as basic training, the use of “I” is discouraged, it is all about “we, us, … Continue reading

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July 22 – United: Church – Ephesians 4

Read Ephesians 4:11-16 I have been blessed to be able to serve on the worship team at Grace Church for several years now as bass guitar player.  We have a wonderful team that comes together on a weekly basis to … Continue reading

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July 21 – United: Church – Romans 14

Read Romans 14:1-23 “There is no effort without error or shortcoming.” Theodore Roosevelt, THE MAN IN THE ARENA. Almost 10 years ago, on June 2, 2010, I watched a baseball game on TV in Comerica Park in Detroit between the … Continue reading

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July 20 – United: Church – Acts 6

Read Acts 6:1-7 In today’s terms, the Jerusalem church was a “mega-church” from the day of its birth (Acts 2:41). But growth continued as more and more people came to faith in Jesus (Acts 2:47; 6:1). In fact, the most … Continue reading

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July 19 – United: Church – 1 Corinthians 12

Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 Who doesn’t like a parade complete with a marching band?  The beat of the drums, cymbal crashes and the “oom pa-pas” of the tubas can get your heart a-pumping and your feet a-tapping! Every instrument has … Continue reading

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