FAITH WALK THE PERSON FOR THE JOB

Nehemiah 7—9, Acts 3 • Key Verse: Nehemiah 7:2 “Who ya gonna call?” became a catch phrase back in the 1980s. Both the question and its intended answer came out of popular culture but hit on a basic need. When you need something done, who are you “gonna call”? And...

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FAITH WALK A MODEL TO FOLLOW

Nehemiah 1-3, Acts 2:1—21 • Key Verse: Nehemiah 1:11 You can make a career out of writing instructions. People need them for all kinds of things—assembling, installing, using and replacing. Sometimes we need pictures to go with the words. To know what to do is good. To be told what...

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FAITH WALK PART OF THE CROWD

Ezra 9-10, Acts 1 • Key Verse: Acts 1:14 In today's passages are two scenes of prayer: one at a time of confession, the other at what must have been a time of confusion. Both remind us that while we should often have times of private prayer, we also need...

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FAITH WALK PRECEDENT’S DETRIMENT

Ezra 6-8, John 21 • Key Verse: John 21:22 Ever hear of the “law of unintended consequences”? It's the idea that sometimes there are consequences that were neither intended nor expected. Sometimes that happens with establishing precedents. Something is done once and becomes the benchmark by which other similar things...

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FAITH WALK A BRIGHT SPOT

Ezra 1-2, John 19:23-42 • Key Verses: Ezra 1:5-6 The morning newspaper is not typically encouraging reading for the start of the day, and neither is the evening news for the end of the day! Yet sprinkled among the stories of crimes and severe weather are bits and pieces of...

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FAITH WALK WARNING IGNORED

2 Chronicles 34-36, John 19:1-22 Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 36:15-18 Perhaps it is the result of lawsuits that we have so many warning labels today. They are found on coffee cups at fast-food restaurants, batting helmets, side-view mirrors on cars—everywhere, it seems, except on credit cards, one place where they...

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FAITH WALK SCIENCE PROJECT

2 Chronicles 32-33, John 18:19—40 Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 32:7—8 One of the most dreaded days in the life of parents is when their elementary-aged child brings home a piece of paper that reads, “Science project.” Truth in advertising laws should apply and the assignment be called what it is:...

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FAITH WALK “NEVERTHELESS, SOME . . ’!

2 Chronicles 30-31, John 18:1-18 Key Verses: 2 Chronicles 30:10-11 Where were you on December 31, 1999, as midnight approached? Preparations For the infamous Y2K bug varied—from building bunkers to ignoring the warnings. Responses to the forecasts of Y2K- related problems were both extremes and everything in between, but it...

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