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July 11 – United: Country – Acts 10

Read Acts 10:1-48 “Eat what?!” Peter, a devout Jewish leader, was confused. A vision of food he was forbidden to eat appeared three times to him. According to Jewish rule, certain foods were off limits. (Check Leviticus 11 for a … Continue reading

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May 9 – When I Get Out – Called For This Time and This Place

Read Psalm 23 and Psalm 46:10 I had first heard of the novel Coronavirus in early January when I was on a winter vacation to Mexico. At that point, little was known about the virus and I, like many Americans,  … Continue reading

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July 4: Fruit of the Spirit – Self-Control

Read Titus 2:1-15 SELF-CONTROL — I am able to control myself through Christ. For the grace of God . . . teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives . . … Continue reading

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July 3: Fruit of the Spirit – Gentleness

Read John 8:1-11 Core Virtues…Being Godly GENTLENESS – I am thoughtful, considerate and calm in dealing with others. Probably you have witnessed someone in your life “go ballistic” before. By “ballistic” I mean the opposite of gentle. Maybe you can even … Continue reading

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July 2: Fruit of the Spirit – Faithfulness

Read Luke 19:11-27 FAITHFULNESS — I am consistently and perpetually loyal. Not everyone in this guy’s hometown believed in him. In fact, some of them really despised him and took great measure to let him know it. But he was to … Continue reading

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July 1: Fruit of the Spirit – Goodness

Read Matthew 5:13-16 GOODNESS – I am a person who makes things and people around me better. You are… The salt of the earth. The light of the world. A city on a hill. Salt, light, and a city…Those three comprise … Continue reading

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June 30: Fruit of the Spirit – Kindness

Read Zechariah 7:1-14 KINDNESS – I am helpful and beneficial to others. Spiritual disciplines can be a very important part of the Christian life. By “spiritual discipline,” I mean certain things that you and I do routinely in order to enhance … Continue reading

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June 29: Fruit of the Spirit – Patience

Read James 5:1-12 PATIENCE – I am slow to react negatively, especially in frustrating situations. “…developing fully devoted followers of Christ…” That is our church’s mission statement. It is inherent to the commission Christ gave to His disciples before His ascension. … Continue reading

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June 28: Fruit of the Spirit – Peace

Read Psalm 16:1-11 PEACE — I am free from anxiety because things are right between God, myself and others. No worries because God, the very LORD of all directs all I have, all I do. LORD, you alone are my portion … Continue reading

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June 27: Fruit of the Spirit – Joy

Read Philippians 4:1-13 JOY – I am content and grateful without regard to the circumstances surrounding me. It doesn’t come by willing it. We can’t get joy through sheer desire or strength of will, nor can we attain it by merely … Continue reading

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