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Greatest Play In Baseball

Today’s Bible Verses: “First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Tim 2:1-2 NASU).
What was the greatest play in baseball? It took place in Dodgers Stadium, April 25, 1976, in the fourth inning. Two young men had jumped on the field and ran to left field to set fire to an American flag. The first match went out, and the second match was about to light the lighter fluid, but Rick Monday, the center fielder, saw what they were doing and ran to the young men and grabbed the American flag and ran with it to the dugout. There was a hush that fell over the crowd, and then suddenly from the crowd, there arose the singing of God Bless America.


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Confession

Bible Verse for Today: “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I John 1:9).
Most of us can remember having to confess to doing wrong as a child. Perhaps our parents were stern, and we can very well recall their saying, “Come here!” Our feet dragged as we walked toward them. We knew they were going to punish us even if we begged for mercy.


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Stumbling Blocks

Today’s Bible Verse:But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea” (Matt 18:6 NASU).
Have you known people who are always blaming other people for their wrongdoing? After all, Adam and Eve learned quickly to put the blame for their failures on others. Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed Satan. We all must accept our own responsibility for our wrongdoing. Secular psychology blames society, the home life, drugs and alcohol, and even genetics for behavior the Bible clearly calls “sin.” No one gets a pass regardless of the enticements, weakness of faith, or weakness of the flesh (Rom. 6:23).


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