March 23

1 Samuel 15-17, Psalm 82

D.A. Carson said, "We overcome the accuser of our brothers and sisters, we overcome our consciences, we overcome our bad tempers, we overcome our defeats, we overcome our lusts, we overcome our fears, we overcome our pettiness on the basis of the blood of the Lamb."

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Marj Lancaster
March 22

1 Samuel 13-14, Psalm 81

Many people crave recognition. They want people to recognize their name and acknowledge their contributions to mankind, or if Christian there contributions to God. But that is often not the reality.

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Marj Lancaster
March 21

1 Samuel 9-12, Psalm 80

When life is going along like the photos everyone posts on social media or their Christmas cards, life is easy. But oftentimes that is not reality. When things are not going our way what do we fall back on : our pride or God?

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Marj Lancaster
March 20

1 Samuel 4-8, Psalm 79

Approximately 10 years ago, a young physician, still in training in Pennsylvania felt passionate about the Affordable Care Act proposed by President Obama. He continually sent requests to the U.S. Senator in office at the time to have a meeting to discuss the issue from a physician's point of view.

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Marj Lancaster
March 19

1 Samuel 1-3, Psalm 78

A number of years ago, while leading a home group, I mentioned that one of the amazing things about the Bible is that it never stops speaking and teaching if we are willing to be to be taught and listen. I mentioned that in medical school, though the work and amount of information was voluminous, it was finite.

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Marj Lancaster
March 18

Ruth 1-4, Psalm 77

When people are asked, "When you die , where will you go, heaven or hell, and why?", the near universal response (to those who have some acceptance of God) is heaven, because, "I'm pretty good".

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Marj Lancaster
March 17

Judges 19-21, Psalm 76

Revenge is often done in a state of rage. It's intent is usually more than retribution, usually being more along the lines of teaching a lesson or making a statement.

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Marj Lancaster
March 16

Judges 16-18, Psalm 75

As my son began to leave the nightclub lifestyle around five years ago, the process was slow and difficult for him. He had come into a relationship with Jesus Christ, but the world still tempted him in many ways. During those years we spent much time in God's Word.

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Marj Lancaster
March 15

Judges 13-15, Psalm 74

I think back to the moment when I found my mother, who had just died and was ready to go to the morgue, in that hospital room. As I was crying at the bedside, a woman, who I know nothing else about, entered the room.

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Marj Lancaster
March 14

Judges 9-12, Psalm 73

The history of our nation is being rewritten in our textbooks and retaught in our schools, along with the public sector. Though the statue of Christopher Columbus was planned on being removed from Columbus Circle in Manhatten, the mayor backed down after a backlash from Italian-American groups.

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Marj Lancaster
March 13

Judges 6-8, Psalm 72

Though I have the privilege of witnessing the miraculous hand of God in the birth of every child that I have delivered over the last 30 years, occasionally God does things which even those who have no faith can't explain away as anything less than a miracle.

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Marj Lancaster
March 12

Judges 4-5, Psalm 71

A major factor in the outcome of cardiac arrest is the time between the actual event and the initiation of CPR and/or the defibrillator. Once 4 minutes have elapsed without oxygen, irreversible brain damage begins.

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Marj Lancaster
March 11

Judges 1-3, Psalm 70

Every day in my offices I see between 25-35 patients. Many are there for a routine check-up, but many are there for problems. Many have problems which are random and can occur to anyone.

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Marj Lancaster
March 10

Joshua 22-24, Psalm 69

In the 1700's in London, it was a Sunday morning, and the streets were busy with people hurrying to church. In the midst of the crowd was Robert Robinson who once was strong in his faith, now found himself wandering the streets after years of disillusionment and gradual defection from God.

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Marj Lancaster
March 9

Joshua 13-21, Psalm 68

Many may have heard of Carnival in Venice, or be familiar with its elaborate masks. Many are unfamiliar with what it represented. Originated in 1162, it represented a period of time before Lent when they encouraged license and pleasure, anonymously.

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Marj Lancaster
March 8

Joshua 9-12, Psalm 67

I have a patient who I have cared for almost 25 years. She came to me as a teenager and I have taken care of her for a multitude of issues including her four pregnancies. She is an agnostic or atheist, but I have spoken to her frequently about God.

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Marj Lancaster
March 7

Joshua 5-8, Psalm 66

We all have to decide precisely whose orders we are following. In the post-World War II Nuremberg trials, the defense made by the Nazi war criminals was, "we were just following orders". That did not go well for them.

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Marj Lancaster
March 6

Joshua 1-4, Psalm 65

In any group of people, there is generally no shortage of both ideas and complaints. There are many things that I love about our church, Calvary Chapel of Old Bridge. Among them are the teaching and the fellowship.

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Marj Lancaster
March 5

Deuteronomy 32-34, Psalm 64

I'm 58 years old and my earthly tent is not what it once was. Both of my shoulders are damaged from years of competitive swimming, I have a slight limp from damage to my left hip, I use glasses for reading my Bible,

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Marj Lancaster
March 4

Deuteronomy 30-31, Psalm 63

Many denominations of Christianity believe that God is finished with the Jewish people and the nation of Israel. I don't understand this position because you would need to take an eraser to large portions of Scripture for this to be true.

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Marj Lancaster