September 25

Luke 2-3, Psalm 113

Tradition holds that Francis of Assisi created the very first nativity scene in 1223 AD after a trip to the Holy Land and Christ's birthplace. Many of us continue with this tradition around Christmas.

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Marj Lancaster
September 24

Luke 1, Psalm 112

We live in a world that craves for the supernatural. Our media, in terms of movies, television shows, books, magazines is full of this topic. Unfortunately in our nation it tends to focus on superheroes, vampires, and demonic entities.

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Marj Lancaster
September 23

John 19-21, Psalm 111

Nabeel Qureshi was a devout Muslim who was introduced to the Gospel message of Jesus Christ in his freshman year of college by his friend, David. This introduction led to a 3 year journey where through the Bible Nabeel's faith in Islam was challenged.

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Marj Lancaster
September 22

John 16-18, Psalm 110

I met my wife 39 years ago, and have been married for 37 years. I thank God daily for her and the relationship we share.

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Marj Lancaster
September 21

John 13-15, Psalm 109

Many words lose their meaning over time due to bad examples. Jesus will show us in today's reading what it means to truly be a servant, as One who places Himself in the service of another, adopting a selfless position.

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Marj Lancaster
September 20

John 11-12, Psalm 108

A number of years ago, I had shared with an employee at my office. She started reading the Bible and said that earlier in her life she followed Christianity. A conversation arose and she mentioned to me that she was bisexual.

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Marj Lancaster
September 19

John 9-10, Psalm 107

Nick Vujicic an Australian, Christian motivational speaker was born without arms or legs. At the age of 8, devastated by his predicament he tried to kill himself by drowning in a bathtub, but he couldn't go through with it.

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Marj Lancaster
September 18

John 7-8, Psalm 106

Happiness comes from the word happenstance and is based on our circumstances. True joy is independent of circumstances, instead it is a gift of the Holy Spirit offered by Jesus to those who put their trust in Him (Galatians 5:22).

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Marj Lancaster
September 17

John 5-6, Psalm 105

The Word of God is our daily bread and necessary for our daily sustenance. During the time of Moses and in today's reading the bread from heaven, Manna, the gift of God during the desert wandering is mentioned.

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Marj Lancaster
September 16

John 3-4, Psalm 104

A few years ago, when I entered an exam room, a longtime patient of mine was crying. When I asked, she explained how she couldn't get over the death of her mother.

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Marj Lancaster
September 15

John 1-2, Psalm 103

Whenever we start a new book in the Bible, it's good to ask why the book is being written and how does it add to what has previously been recorded. This book was written almost 60 years after Jesus' death and resurrection.

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Marj Lancaster
September 14

Mark 15-16, Psalm 102

He is Risen! These are the 3 most important words for every Christian. If this fact were not true, we would have no hope. If His body was not raised from the dead, we would be placing our hope in a dead Savior who would be powerless to save anyone else. His resurrection proves the validity of His sacrifice and that it was acceptable to the Father.

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Marj Lancaster