October 19

Acts 27-28, Psalm 132

Pastor Chuck Swindoll told the story of a woman in an airport who stopped in a gift shop and purchased a small package of cookies, then went further and sat down in a common area and had a cup of coffee and started to read. There was a man already sitting at the same table.

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Marj Lancaster
October 18

Acts 25-26, Psalm 13

Every Christian should be able to recant their personal testimony to anyone. The shortened version of mine is that I was raised in a loving home, but God was not highlighted.

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Marj Lancaster
October 16

Acts 21-22, Psalm 129

Many Christians have held strong and maintained their profession of faith in Jesus under intense persecution.

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Marj Lancaster
October 15

Acts 19-20, Psalm 128

When my son graduated college around 6 years ago, he lost his bearings and fell into a sinful lifestyle. He started promoting at clubs and like many his age fell into womanizing and alcohol.

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Marj Lancaster
October 14

Acts 17-18, Psalm 127

It's difficult to take a stand for God or refute incorrect statements about Him if you're not in God's Word. A recent LifeWay Research study found only 45% of regular church attendees read the Bible more than once a week

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Marj Lancaster
October 13

Acts 15-16, Psalm 126

Many remember in shock and horror as footage became available of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who in 2015 were beheaded by members of ISIS on a beach in Libya. Shortly after, a brother of two of those men was interviewed on SAT 7, an Arabic Christian radio station.

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Marj Lancaster
October 12

Acts 13-14, Psalm 125

My patients often pray for a healthy child. When they struggle nutritionally or otherwise they fear they are damaging their child. When the child is born healthy they often will state how good their doctor was or tell others how they did it by eating organic or exercising.

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Marj Lancaster
October 11

Acts 11-12, Psalm 124

The Nuremberg Defense was a legal strategy employed by many of the defendants at the Nuremberg war crimes trial seeking to convict Nazi perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during WWII.

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Marj Lancaster
October 10

Acts 9-10, Psalm 123

There is a true story of a missionary couple who had a trunk-load of Bibles in their car in Iran. They were bringing them in to distribute knowing what would happen if they were discovered.

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Marj Lancaster
October 9

Acts 7-8, Psalm 122

When sharing our faith, what should our endpoint be. If your endpoint is for someone to say the sinners prayer, consider at a large event or a crusade they will state the number of professions of faith there were.

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Marj Lancaster
October 8

Acts 5-6, Psalm 121

In today's reading we read of a swift and apparently harsh judgment on Ananias and Sapphira. We should all ask ourselves the question: How many of us would be alive today if our sins were judged like theirs?

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Marj Lancaster