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Message of Joy

Acts 12:11a, 12-15a, 16 “Then Peter came to himself and said, ‘Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod’s clutches…’  When this had dawned on him, he went to the house … Continue reading

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Thorns

Genesis 3:17-18 “To Adam [God] said, ‘…Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.  It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the … Continue reading

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Sapphires

Exodus 24:9-10 “Moses and Aaron…went up and saw the God of Israel. Under his feet was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear as the sky itself.” Isaiah 54:11-12 “O afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted, I … Continue reading

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Eagle

Deuteronomy 32:10-11 “In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste.  He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye, like an eagle that stirs up its nest and … Continue reading

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Overflowing

Psalm 23:5b-6 “You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows.  Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Romans 15:13 “May the God … Continue reading

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Seeds

Mark 4:26-28 “[Jesus] also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like.  A man scatters seed on the ground.  Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how.  All by itself … Continue reading

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Freedom

Isaiah 42:6b-7 “I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon … Continue reading

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Costly Water

2 Samuel 23:15-17a “David longed for water and said, ‘Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!’  So the three mighty men broke through the Philistine lines, drew water from the … Continue reading

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Honey

Numbers 14:6-8 “Joshua…and Caleb…who were among those who had explored the land…said to the entire Israelite assembly, ‘The land we passed through is exceedingly good.  If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a … Continue reading

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Close Behind

Psalm 139:5 “You hem me in—behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me.” John 20:13-14 “[The angels] asked her, ‘Woman, why are you crying?’  ‘They have taken my Lord away,’ she said, ‘and I don’t know where they … Continue reading

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