FAITH WALK THE HOPE OF SPRING

Psalms 60-62, Romans 5 • Key Verses: Romans 5:1—2 Ray Stedman tells of a friend who lived in the Midwest. He lived in the country, and one stormy morning, in the dead of winter, he looked out his window and saw the mailman drive up and leave something in his...

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FAITH WALK BANKING ON THE RIGHT THING

Psalms 57-59, Romans 4 • Key Verse: Romans 4:3 It was hard for the Jewish people in Paul’s day to understand that their special covenant relationship with God was insufficient to save them. Even today many Jewish people believe that they are automatically a part of Gods family and need...

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FAITH WALK LOSING WEIGHT

Psalms 54-56, Romans 3 • Key Verse: Psalm 55:22 Disappointments, difficulties and the pains of life can weigh heavily upon us. That is why we use the word burden to describe them. Psalm 55 is the prayer of a burdened man, one that is written for our benefit. David’s burdens...

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FAITH WALK ROBBED

Psalms 51-53, Romans 2 • Key Verse: Psalm 51:12 We have a constitutionally guaranteed right to the pursuit of happiness. Notice, however, that the right is not to happiness but to the pursuit of it. Many people seem to miss that fine line of distinction. They live as if happiness...

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FAITH WALK A HEALTHY SELF-IMAGE

Psalms 49-50, Romans 1 • Key Verse: Romans 1:1 These days, people never tire debating the importance of our self- image. We are told to understand what formed our self-image, to consider how as parents we shape a child’s selfimage, to help others with their self-image, to be concerned whether...

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FAITH WALK HITTING THE PAUSE BUTTON

Psalms 46-48, Acts 28 •Key Verse: Psalm 46:10 “Fast” and “faster” describe, life today. Fast food picked up at the drive-through window. Computer processors and increased band-width for Internet access so information can flow even faster. Even our suitcases have wheels. Our lives are stuck on fast forward. God says,...

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FAITH WALK WHEN GOD SLEEPS

Psalms 43-45, Acts 27:27-44 •Key Verses: Psalm 44:23-24 Nothing is quite as unsettling as the phone ringing in the middle of the night. You pick up the receiver, hoping it is a wrong number, irritated if it is, angered if it’s a prank, but anxious as its sound jars you...

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FAITH WALK DEPRESSION RELIE

Psalms 40-42, Acts 27:1-26 • Key Verse: Psalm 42:5 Depression has been called “the common cold of the mind.” Many people experience it in varying degrees; some are only mildly affected on occasion, while others are caught in a downward spiral of increasing hopelessness. Whereas some things can be fixed...

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FAITH WALK SHORT AND TO THE POINT

Psalms 37-39, Acts 26 • Key Verses: Psalm 37:3-5 “Don’t beat around the bush—get to the point” is the sentiment of some of us. We prefer concise, straight answers, not wordy explanations or instructions. David got right to the point in Psalm 37. “Trust in the LORD” (v. 3). “Delight...

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FAITH WALK TOPICS OF CONVERSATION

Psalms 35-36, Acts 25 •Key Verse: Psalm 35:28 Weather probably tops the list, followed by sports arid perhaps something in the news as typical topics of conversation. It’s so easy to bring up these subjects. But do we really need another person to verify that it is hot today? If...

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