Monthly Archives: January 2017

SMS 145 Matthew 4:4

4 But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone,     but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’[b]” (NLT) Obeying God takes precedence over our physical needs. Our hunger for his word … Continue reading

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SMS 144 Matthew 4:2-3

2 For forty days and forty nights he fasted and became very hungry. 3 During that time the devil[a] came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become loaves of bread.” (NLT) The devil … Continue reading

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SMS 143 Luke 2:38

38 She  (Anna) came along just as Simeon was talking with Mary and Joseph, and she began praising God. She talked about the child to everyone who had been waiting expectantly for God to rescue Jerusalem. (NLT) Praising God and sharing … Continue reading

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SMS 142: Luke 2:34-35a

34 Then Simeon blessed them, and he said to Mary, the baby’s mother, “This child is destined to cause many in Israel to fall, and many others to rise. He has been sent as a sign from God, but many will … Continue reading

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SMS 142: Luke 2:25-27

25 At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and was eagerly waiting for the Messiah to come and rescue Israel. The Holy Spirit was upon him 26 and had revealed to him that … Continue reading

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SMS 141: Ecclesiastes 12:1

Don’t let the excitement of youth cause you to forget your Creator. Honor him in your youth before you grow old and say, “Life is not pleasant anymore.” (NLT) Having time and other resources at our disposal during our prime … Continue reading

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SMS 141: Psalm 46:7

The Lord Almighty is with us;     the God of Jacob is our fortress. (NIV) Our Circumstance, our fears and worries – all of these are not enough to shake us if we abide in God, our unshakeable fortress.

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