Faith walk NEVER-GIVE IN

Isaiah 59-61, 2 Thessalonians 3 • Key Verse: 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Among the familiar quotes of Sir Winston Churchill is the line from a speech he gave at the Harrow School on October 29, 1941. They were not darker days, according to Churchill, but sterner ones. England was engaged in...

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Faith walk TRANSCENDENT AND IMMINENT

Isaiah 56-58, 2 Thessalonians 2 • Key Verse: Isaiah 57:15 A friend one day contrasted the music she prefers with the music style her teenage sons like. She used two words in particular to describe the difference. She prefers the music in which God is transcendent, while her sons like...

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Faith walk BOTTLED WATER

Isaiah 53-55, 2 Thessalonians 1 • Key Verse: Isaiah 55:1 Its a bit ironic that while drinkable water is free, bottled water, which costs, has become very popular. When ordering a sandwich at a fast-food restaurant, your request for water to drink has to be very specific. If you just...

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Faith walk HUGS AND HELPS

Isaiah 50—52, 1 Thessalonians 5 • Key Verse: 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Much can be said in just a few words. One example is the following: “Life is hard.” Our knees may buckle at times, our shoulders droop under the load, and a weariness can settle even into our breathing. We...

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Faith walk HOPE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

Isaiah 47-49, 1 Thessalonians 4 • Key Verse: 1 Thessalomans 4:13 We all have times of grief, times of mourning the loss of a family member, neighbor or close friend. There is a sadness that comes with death, a sadness intensified by the finality of it. For some, their mourning...

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Faith walk NO OTHER GOD

Isaiah 45-46, 1 Thessalonians 3 Key Verse: Isaiah 45:22 The God of the Bible is not reticent to say that He alone is God. In the Book of Isaiah, Jehovah often claims divine exclusivity: “I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God”...

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Faith walk FORGET IT

Isaiah 43—44, 1 Thessalonians 2 • Key Verse: Isaiah 43:18 One of the most difficult things we can attempt to do is to forget. But sometimes forgetting is easy. Usually that is when we are trying to remember someone’s name or what we were supposed to pick up at the...

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Faith walk NO FEAR

Isaiah 41-42, 1 Thessalonians 1 • Key Verse: Isaiah 41:10/ Have you seen this on a T-shirt, cap or cat window—“No Fear”? It’s a strong sentiment, but I sometimes wonder if the words match the reality of life. When life is going well and we are moving along in familiar...

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Faith walk AN AWESOME GOD

Isaiah 39-40, Colossians 4 • Key Verse: Isaiah 40:12 A popular praise song says, “Our God is an awesome God.” Verses such as Isaiah 40:12 reinforce that truth. Allow yourself a moment to meditate on this description of God. He has measured the waters in the hollow of His hand....

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