31 Days – Saul and the Provision of Sight {Day 21}

October 21, 2012
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During the days of the early church many people were becoming believers in Jesus Christ. Those who had witnessed his ministry, death and resurrection were spreading the gospel message, also known as the good news. All this evangelism didn’t sit well with the Jewish religious leaders, and so they tried to put a stop to […]

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31 Days – The Poor Widow and the Provision of Abundance {Day 20}

October 20, 2012
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The story of the widow takes place during the time of the divided kingdom. After the death of King Solomon, his son assumes control, but a power struggle ensues and the kingdom separates into the northern tribes (called Israel) and the southern tribes (called Judah). Elijah is a powerful prophet who communicates God’s word to […]

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31 Days – Hezekiah and the Provision of Deferment {Day 19}

October 19, 2012
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After the death of King Solomon, the tribes of Israel were fragmented into the northern kingdom (called Israel) and the southern kingdom (called Judah). Mostly bad kings reigned in Judah, but they also had a few good kings. Israel on the other hand had nothing but bad kings and as a result, the northern tribes […]

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31 Days – The Infirmed Man and the Provision of Strength {Day 18}

October 18, 2012
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During the time of Jesus’ ministry in Jerusalem, there was a public pool called Bethesda. Many of the city’s infirmed population would congregate there under one of the five covered porches. Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a […]

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31 Days – Ruth and the Provision of Redemption {Day 17}

October 17, 2012
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The story of Ruth takes place during the time of the Judges, before Israel was ruled by kings, and also at a time when “every man did what was right in his own eyes.” Israel was in a state of disobedience, and so there was famine in the land of Judah. Because of the famine, […]

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31 Days – The Israelites and the Provision of Conveyance {Day 16}

October 16, 2012
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The Israelites had been in Egypt for 430 years, after Jacob’s family moved there from the land of Canaan during a time of famine. Though Jewish, his son Joseph was a governor in Egypt and a well-respected administrator under Pharaoh. Many generations of Israelites had since been born in the land, but the most recent […]

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31 Days – Martha and the Provision of Focus {Day 15}

October 15, 2012
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In the New Testament gospels, several mentions are made of Lazarus and his sisters, Martha and Mary.   This family was close to Jesus and it appears that he was a frequent guest in their home. From various passages, it seems as though Martha had the gift of hospitality. On more than one occasion, she is […]

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31 Days – The Ethiopian and the Provision of Discernment {Day 14}

October 14, 2012
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The story of the Ethiopian takes place during the early years of the Church, when Christians have come under great persecution in Jerusalem. Fellow believer Stephen has just become the first Christian martyr, and a zealous Pharisee by the name of Saul is relentlessly pursuing other believers. As a result, Christians have been scattered throughout […]

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31 Days – Joseph and the Provision of Reconciliation {Day 13}

October 13, 2012
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The story of Joseph begins in the Old Testament book of Genesis chapter 37. He lives with his father (also called Israel) in the land of Canaan, where his grandfather Isaac had also lived. Although Jacob has several sons, he makes no secret that Joseph is his favorite. He gives Joseph a special coat, which […]

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31 Days – Stephen and the Provision of Peace {Day 12}

October 12, 2012
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Stephen’s story is found in the New Testament book of Acts, and occurs after the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. Stephen is a deacon in the early Church, and is a powerful witness in Jerusalem. Filled with the Holy Spirit, he performs great signs and wonders as a testament to Christ. Believers are sharing the […]

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