Are You Listening?

listen A third time the Lord called Samuel. He got up, went to Eli, and said, “I’m here. You called me?” Then Eli realized that it was the Lord who was calling the boy. So Eli said to Samuel, “Go and lie down. If he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord....

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God’s Signs

listen After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the territory of Judea during the rule of King Herod, magi came from the east to Jerusalem. They asked, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We’ve seen his star in the east, and we’ve come to honor him.” When King...

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Kindness

Lesson: Have you ever spent time with someone who’s unpleasant to be around because they’re always complaining and finding fault in everything … even when life seems to be rainbows and butterflies? Sometimes it’s difficult to be around people like that. Now, imagine the kindest person you’ve ever met. What’s the...

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“Watch Out”

pause Approach God with quiet, gentle movements. Refuse to be “loud” and eager to do the talking. Come ready to bow down . . . and listen . . . and find purpose, as one who remembers what it is to be less than holy. listen Therefore, if there is...

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The Power of Prayer

Lesson: You’ll never make right choices without prayer. Regular prayer. Real prayer. Wait! Don’t panic. You may think prayer is a real drag. You may think it’s hard or boring. Your understanding of prayer may come from your childhood or from listening to grown-ups talk to God in thee’s and...

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Peace

pause God, give me courage to take on this day. Jesus, give me words when I don’t know what to say. Spirit, give me breath so I can work and play. And over all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. The peace of Christ...

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Stress

Verse: “Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'” Matthew 11:28 (NLT) Lesson: STRESSED? THIS SIMPLE REMINDER WILL HELP YOU FIND PEACE. Right now, you probably are tired. Whether it’s from all the talk of COVID, future...

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God’s Loving Presence

  pause By God’s grace, just as you are: You are here. You are known. You are loved. I’m going to bring them back from the north; I will gather them from the ends of the earth. Among them will be the blind and the disabled, expectant mothers and those...

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