Today’s Walk in the Word

Today May Be Your Day

By Joe Barnett / October 4, 2019 / Comments Off on Today May Be Your Day

Jesus himself came near and began walking with them.             —Luke 24:15 She had no reason to think that this would be anything but another miserable day in her hopeless life. If you had told her that this was the day she would meet her Savior, she would have told […]

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He Understands

By Joe Barnett / October 3, 2019 / Comments Off on He Understands

He is able to help those who are being tempted.     —Hebrews 2:18 Here are two sentences that tell you what Jesus has done for you: “[He] came to seek and to save the lost” (Lk 19:10). “[He] became a human and lived among us” (Jn 1:14). The operative word in the first sentence […]

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You’re Good at Something

By Joe Barnett / October 2, 2019 / Comments Off on You’re Good at Something

The Lord needs it.    —Luke 19:31 En route to Jerusalem for the last time, Jesus ordered two of his disciples, “Go to the village ahead of you, and as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there . . . Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are […]

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The Water of Life

By Joe Barnett / October 1, 2019 / Comments Off on The Water of Life

If you are thirsty, come to me and drink.                           —John 7:37 In John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian was journeying from the City of Destruction to Mount Zion when he came to the Hill Difficulty. The path up the hill was narrow […]

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Listen Up

By Joe Barnett / September 30, 2019 / Comments Off on Listen Up

Ears that hear and eyes that see— the Lord has made them both.            —Proverbs 20:12 B.R. was a great guy and a super-successful businessman. Misjudging his seeming focus on the lesson, I called on him to comment, yanking him out of a coma-like state. Embarrassed, he said, “Joe, I’m so […]

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Duct Tape

By Joe Barnett / September 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Duct Tape

We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.                —Romans 12:6 With two sons in the military in World War II, Vesta Stoudt went to work in the Green River Ordnance Plant in Illinois, packing ammunition boxes. The boxes were sealed with paper tape that frequently tore, […]

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Please Be Alert

By Joe Barnett / September 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Please Be Alert

Give special attention to those who are in the family of believers.             —Galatians 6:10 Sensitive souls from a Fresno, California, church were distributing food to residents of a low-income apartment complex. As they unpacked a generous supply of groceries in an elderly lady’s apartment, Jenna sneaked a peek in […]

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Where Funds Never Fail

By Joe Barnett / September 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Where Funds Never Fail

[You have] an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade.             —1 Peter 1:4 According to AARP research, forty-nine percent of Americans cite running out of money as their chief retirement concern. Planning for retirement is a good idea. Planning for beyond-retirement is an even better idea. In Revelation, […]

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Say “Thank You”

By Joe Barnett / September 24, 2019 / Comments Off on Say “Thank You”

God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.             —Genesis 1:31 Edward Abbey worked two summers as a park ranger at what is now known as Arches National Park, near Moab, Utah. Out of that experience, he wrote the book, Desert Solitaire, deemed one of the […]

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Courtesy Averts Conflict

By Joe Barnett / September 23, 2019 / Comments Off on Courtesy Averts Conflict

I plead with Euodia and I plead with Syntyche to agree with each other in the Lord.                  —Philippians 4:2 On April 9, 1865, Brigadier General Joshua Chamberlain positioned Union soldiers on both sides of the road the conquered Confederate army would be traveling to surrender their arms […]

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