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Amazing Magic

“For some time a man named Simon had preached sorcery in the city
and amazed all the people of Samaria” (Acts 8:9).

 

It is not unusual to be asked, “Did you read the good news in your
horoscope today?” Or, to hear, “When you take that test, I want you
to know I am wishing you all the luck in the world.” Both are
suppositions, devoid of a knowledge of God’s providence, all
depending instead on “magic, sorcery, a rabbit’s foot, and a crystal
ball for advice and assurance for the future. 

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What Are Christians

Read: Matthew 5:13-16

Verse for today: “For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the
Lord: walk as children of light, for the fruit of the light is in all
goodness and righteousness and truth” (Ephesians 5:8,9).
If you’re looking for Waldo, hunt for his red and white toboggan,
shock of brown hair, black rimmed glasses, red and white striped
sweater, blue pants, and brown shoes. He always wears the same
thing, so he should be easy to find, right? No! Waldo creator
Martin Handford hides him among hundreds of odd characters,
and he’s never easy to find, even though you know exactly what
to look for.

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Moving Mountains

“If your faith were the size of a small seed of the mustard plant,
then you could say to the mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’
and the mountain would move. . .” (Matt. 17:20).
The reading was a part of Jesus’ response to the apostles’ stated
inability to heal the lunatic boy who kept falling into water and
fire, a type of spiritual guidance using a physical condition of
unusual difficulty. Who moves mountains?

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