July 19

Ezra 1-3, Psalm 45

So many of us who claim to belong to Christ suffer from the paralysis of analysis.  When worldly logic and God's calling are at odds, in conflict, which side wins?

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Marj Lancaster
July 18

Ezekiel 45-48, Psalm 44

Corrie Ten Boom said, "Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open." As we examine our lives we must all ask ourselves who is on the throne of our lives, ourselves or God.

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Marj Lancaster
July 17

Ezekiel 40-44, Psalm 43

A few years ago, while reading through this portion of Ezekiel, I approached Pastor Lloyd after service with a number of questions concerning why the temple sacrifices were being done again when Jesus was our final sacrifice.

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Marj Lancaster
July 16

Ezekiel 37-39, Psalm 42

We all have to ask ourselves the question, "Do we really trust God and believe that he can do anything?" This also relates to the issue of seemingly impossible prophecy.

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Marj Lancaster
July 15

Ezekiel 34-36, Psalm 41

We have all heard the modern day phrase, "What goes around comes around." Though this does not come directly from the Bible, this concept is prevalent throughout Scripture.

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Marj Lancaster
July 14

Ezekiel 31-33, Psalm 40

In our nation we have no shortage of those willing to sound the alarm against those they perceive to be in the wrong.

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Marj Lancaster
July 13

Ezekiel 28-30, Psalm 39

People often weigh sins and in so doing compare themselves with others and allow themselves to feel pretty good. At the top of most lists are sins such as murder, rape, and kidnapping.

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Marj Lancaster
July 12

Ezekiel 25-27, Psalm 38

It has been said that prophecy is what makes the Bible unique and offers the most credible validity that it is divinely inspired, and is evidence that God's signature is in the words of the Bible.

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Marj Lancaster
July 11

Ezekiel 22-24, Psalm 37

Elisabeth Elliot is quoted as saying, "The secret is Christ in me, not me in a different set of circumstances."  She also said, "There is nothing worth living for, unless it is worth dying for."

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Marj Lancaster
July 10

Ezekiel 19-21, Psalm 36

The times we are living in are truly amazing.  Last fall, my son was evangelizing with a few members of his church in Union Square Park in Manhatten.

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Marj Lancaster
July 9

Ezekiel 16-18, Psalm 35

I can't remember the exact source, but a fairly recent study came out showing that though students in the United States now fair worse than other nations in regards to almost every scholastic measure, we are number one in self esteem.

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Marj Lancaster
July 8

Ezekiel 13-15, Psalm 34

Pastor Lloyd quoted Howie Hendricks, the former founder and President of Dallas Theological Seminary as saying, "My parents taught us that everything in our home was either an idol or a tool."

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Marj Lancaster