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Possible books for 2023

I I’m looking for a devotional book for daily reading for 2023. In 2022 I worked through the book life under God the kingdom agenda by Tony Evans. It has been excellent. One possibility is Devoted to God by Sinclair Ferguson. https://www.amazon.com/Devoted-God-Sanctification-Sinclair-Ferguson/dp/1848716907/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI15PO9dyN-AIVpDizAB3RBAggEAAYASAAEgI0lPD_BwE&hvadid=558649679693&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9022035&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=2100620120212082310&hvtargid=kwd-306480582867&hydadcr=22593_10356183&keywords=devoted+to+god+sinclair+ferguson&qid=1654137115&s=books&sr=1-1#customerReviews

Cory Booker is being inspirational and we need that.

Cory Booker gives an inspirational speech to supreme court justice nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson (see here*) and here. Cory Booker is being: hopeful respectful historical poetic realistic (for all have sinned and fall short) forward thinking inspirational encouraging. We need this sometimes (actually, we need this more often than not). I applaud him. He is …

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Notes for March 2022

March 6 is the first Sunday of Lent. Easter is April 17. It’s a good time to invite people to church, for Easter, or any Sunday. Invite cards for Point Pleasant. Invite cards for New Philadelphia. Today I’m preaching on the letter of Paul to the Colossians.  This is the first of numerous sermons on …

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Notes for January 2022

Happy New Year!  Here are a few links related to our worship services and sermons in January. The Valley of Vision The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions, is a book published in 1975. Includes the prayer for the New Year. Blessed to be a Blessing We are all blessed in …

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2021 Daily Devotionals

2021 In 2021, I started, and was able to complete, two daily Christian devotionals. I think this is the first time I’ve ever been able to actually do all 365 days. These were excellent. The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge is written by Tony Dungy. This was a gift to me Christmas 2020 from …

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Notes for Advent 2021

The Other Wise Man The Other Wise Man, by Henry van Dyke, is an all-time favorite. The story was burned in my memory, as an elementary-age child, when our church put it on as a play at Christmastime.  Our family has read the story for many years. Here is a webpage I put together with …

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Notes for the 4 G’s of God

In October 2021, I have the pleasure of preaching a sermon on, what I am calling, The 4 G’s of God. Here are a few notes and links. Glory of God 5 Solae – the 5 Alone statements The 5 Solae (Greek for alone) of Protestantism are five foundational Biblical principles upon which our (Protestant) …

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Notes for August 14, 2021

  A few notes related to today’s sermon, The Joy of POP (privilege, opportunity, priority). Tony Dungy Books by Tony Dungy here.  They include Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life and The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge. Super Bowl Breakfast Speech Tony Dungy Super Bowl Breakfast 2006 Part 1 …

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Listen to understand

Ah-ha, when I walk up to a situation

Phillipians 2:3-5 says: 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Forgive me Lord. When I approach a …

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