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April 12 11Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind.  After the wind there was an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake.  12After the earthquake came a fire, but the Lord was not in the … More CSRD2021

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April 5-Resurrection Day? 23Now while he was in Jerusalem at the Passover Festival, many people saw the signs he was performing and believed in his name.  24But Jesus would not entrust himself to them, for he knew all people.  25He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person.  … More CSRD2021

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April 2-Good Friday 2021 11What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him.  (John 2:11) Greetings fellow brothers and sisters in Christ!  The verse above comes from tomorrow’s reading.  John is the first author to include the story … More CSRD2021

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March 29 62Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”  (Luke 9:62)   It’s confession time.  My wife and I have just closed out a weekend celebrating forever friends and new colleagues.  Many of us enjoying all Savannah, GA has to … More CSRD2021

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March 25 47The Lord lives!  Praise be to my Rock! Exalted be my God, the Rock, my Savior!… …50Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will sing the praises of your name.”  (2 Samuel 22:47, 50) Yesterday I talked about David’s great sin, which tainted his name and his standing with the … More CSRD2021

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March 24 7Then Nathan said to David, “You are the man!  This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says:  ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.  8I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms.  I gave you all Israel … More CSRD2021

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March 23 3The king asked, “Is there no one still alive from the house of Saul to whom I can show God’s kindness?” Ziba answered the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan; he is lame in both feet.” 4“Where is he?” the king asked. If you are keeping up with the deeper reading … More CSRD2021

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March 18 45David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.  46This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down … More CSRD2021

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March 10 16Then Naomi took the child in her arms and cared for him.  17The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!”  And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.  (Ruth 4:16, 17) The Book of Ruth, at just four short chapters, is one of the shortest … More CSRD2021