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An Ordinary World

An Ordinary World Daily Devotion for Advent | Saturday, December 22, 2018 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house…
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The Image On A Coin

The Image On A Coin Daily Devotion for Lent | Sunday, February 25, 2018 Read Mark 12:13-17. And He said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” … (Mark 12:16b) Here again we have the leaders trying to trap Jesus in His own words. “Does God want us to pay taxes to Caesar or not? What does His Law say?” They knew very well that if He said, “Pay them,” He would be in trouble with the people, who…
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Pay Your Taxes?

Pay Your Taxes? Daily Devotion for Lent | Saturday, February 24, 2018 Read Matthew 17:24-27. When they came to Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax went up to Peter and said, “Does your teacher not pay the tax?” (Matthew 17:24) The two-drachma tax was something that every Jewish man was supposed to pay for the support of the temple. So when the collectors came to Peter about it, they probably wanted to know whether Jesus was a good temple-supporting…