FAITH WALK NEVER GIVE UP!

Proverbs 22-24, 2 Corinthians 8 Key Verse: Proverbs 24:10 He was a paunchy, stem-looking, cigar-chewing Englishman, an unlikely candidate to stand against the tyranny of Nazism. But Winston Churchill will be forever remembered for his motivational one-liner: “Never give up!” That’s good advice for the Christian. Our verse for today...

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FAITH WALK COUNT TO TEN, AGAIN

Proverbs 16-18, 2 Corinthians 6 Key Verse: Proverbs 16:32 In our fast-paced world, with lives stuck on fast forward, rage comes quicker than ever. Someone gets cut off in traffic and rage kicks in— we lay on the horn or scream out the window, if not something even more drastic....

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FAITH WALK A HOUSE NOT A TENT

Proverbs 13—15, 2 Corinthians 5 Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:1 It is not unusual to see a canopy tent set up in the cemetery near our house. These are temporary structures, providing some relief from the weather during a graveside service. Soon after the burial, the tent is removed. I...

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FAITH WALK AUDIT PHOBIA

Proverbs 10—12, 2 Corinthians 4 • Key Verse: Proverbs 10:9 One of the least-welcome return addresses on mail that comes to our homes is that of the Audit Department, Internal Revenue Service. Just reading those words makes us wince. Perhaps we dread the thought of gathering up all the needed...

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FAITH WALK OUR COMPETENCE

Proverbs 8—9, 2 Corinthians 3  Key Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:5   Some help-wanted ads sound like only Superman should apply for the job. The job description may include the required education and the amount of experience in the field, plus the abilities that are expected of the person filling the...

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FAITH WALK WHAT GOD HATES

Proverbs 6-7, 2 Corinthians 2 • Key Verse: Proverbs 6:16   “God is love,” says 1 John 4:8. We like that. It is comforting like a warm blanket on a chilly night. But like a rock dropped into the stillness of a pond are the words “God hates.” The ripples...

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FAITH WALK A GATED LIFE

Proverbs 3-5, 2 Corinthians 1 • Key Verses: Proverbs 4:23-27   The term “gated community” is used in real estate ads to describe a secure area, one that is guarded. A wall with a gate surrounds the property, and everyone who goes in and out is monitored. Often a guard...

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FAITH WALK SYSTEMATIC GIVING

Proverbs 1-2, 1 Corinthians 16 • Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 16:1—3   A cartoon featured the sign in front of a church. It boldly announced “Stewardship Sunday” and then meekly suggested, “Try us again next week.” That may reflect our culture’s thinking about giving, but it should not reflect ours....

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FAITH WALK THE DONE UNDONE

Psalms 148-150, 1 Corinthians 15:29-58 Key Verses: 1 Corinthians 15:55—57   You can’t unscramble an egg. That simple statement reminds us that some things, once done, can’t be undone. One noticeable exception is death. In the Resurrection, all that death has done was undone by Jesus.   Deaths sting is...

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