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GPS Guide – December 7, 2018

GREAT JOY Friday Read: Luke 2:8-20 “And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.  An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news […]

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GPS Guide – December 6, 2018

GREAT JOY Thursday Read: John 10:11-16 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.  The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it.  The man runs […]

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GPS Guide – December 5, 2018

GREAT JOY Wednesday Read: Isaiah 40:9-11 “You who bring good news to Zion, go up on a high mountain. You who bring good news to Jerusalem,  lift up your voice with a shout, lift it up, do not be afraid; say to the towns of Judah, “Here is your God!” See, the Sovereign Lord comes with power, and he rules with a mighty arm. See, his reward is with him, and […]

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GPS Guide – December 4, 2018

GREAT JOY Tuesday Read: Micah 5:1-4 “Marshal your troops now, city of troops, for a siege is laid against us.  They will strike Israel’s ruler on the cheek with a rod.  But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient […]

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GPS Guide – December 3, 20018

GREAT JOY Read: Psalm 23:1-6 “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths  for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a […]

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GPS Guide – November 30, 2018

HOLY INTERRUPTION Friday Read: James 4:13-17 “Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.”  Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and […]

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GPS Guide – November 29, 2018

HOLY INTERRUPTION Thursday Read: James 1:2-5 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.  If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously […]

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GPS Guide – November 28, 2018

HOLY INTERRUPTION Wednesday Read: Luke 13:10-17 “On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years.  She was bent over and could not straighten up at all.  When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are […]

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GPS Guide – November 27, 2018

HOLY INTERRUPTION Tuesday Read: Luke 7:11-17 “Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him.  As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out—the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.  And a large crowd from the town […]

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GPS Guide – November 26, 2018

HOLY INTERRUPTION Monday Read: Mark 5:21-43 “When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. Then one of the synagogue leaders, named Jairus, came, and when he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet.  He pleaded earnestly with him, “My little […]

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