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66 Books in a Year · 1d ago

1 Samuel 6-8; Acts 7

In 1 Samuel chapter 4-5, I read of the Philistines’ victory over Israel and how they captured the Ark of the Covenant. God brought the Philistines’ god down and inflicted them with a disease...
66 Books in a Year · 2d ago

1 Samuel 3-5; Psalm 23; Acts 6

Samuel heard God’s call. He spoke boldly, calling out the sin in Eli’s family. Stephen was chosen too, known as a man full of faith and Spirit, God’s grace and power. 8 Stephen, a man full o...
66 Books in a Year · 3d ago

1 Samuel 1-2; Psalms 120; Acts 5

In our reading today, Eli hears of the evil his sons were doing to Israel.  Notice the severe consequences that happen because of sinning against God. “And he said to them,’Why do you do suc...
66 Books in a Year · 4d ago

Ruth 3-4; Psalm 37; Acts 4

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and ar...
66 Books in a Year · 5d ago

Ruth 1,2; Acts 3

Do you believe in coincidences? Many times in our lives what look like chance encounters end up being life-changing events. There’s an interesting movie entitled, “Sliding Doors”. It has to ...
66 Books in a Year · 1W ago

Judges 19-21; Acts 2

5 Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearin...
66 Books in a Year · 1W ago

Judges 17-18; Psalm 21; Acts 1

6 So when the apostles were with Jesus, they kept asking him, “Lord, has the time come for you to free Israel and restore our kingdom?” 7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to s...
66 Books in a Year · 1W ago

Judges 12-16; Psalm 146; Luke 24

Whenever I start feeling that God no longer sees me and from time to time, hears me, I love the stories of the Old Testament that show God has a long-term plan in place.  Samson is such a st...
66 Books in a Year · 1W ago

Judges 9-11; Psalms 17; Luke 23

“The Israelites were in great distress. Finally, they cried out to the Lord for help, saying, “We have sinned against you because we have abandoned you as our God and have served the images ...
66 Books in a Year · 1W ago

Judges 7-8; Luke 22

We find the story of Gideon in our passage in Judges this morning. Many if not all of us have read this many times. There is one small bit of the story I have overlooked before: Now the camp...