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ZECHARIAH

THE FUTURE – that vast uncharted sea of the unknown, holding joy or terror, comfort or pain, love or loneliness. Some people fear the days to come, wondering what evils lurk in the shadows, others consult seers and future-telling charlatans, trying desperately to discover its secrets.  1,137 more words

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NEHEMIAH

“WHAT this church needs is…!” “I can’t believe our government officials.  If I were there I would…!”  “Our schools are in a really bad way.  Someone ought to do something!” 1,406 more words

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SONG OF SONGS

SATURATED with stories of sexual escapades, secret rendezvous, and extramarital affairs, today’s media preach that immorality means freedom, perversion is national, and commitment is old-fashioned. Sex, created by God and pronounced good in Eden, has been twisted, exploited, and turned into an urgent, illicit, casual, and self-gratifying activity.  861 more words

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DEUTERONOMY

SCHOOL, reunions, scrapbooks and photo albums, familiar songs, and old neighbourhoods – like long-time friends they awaken our memories and stir our emotions. The past is a kaleidoscope of promises, failures, victories, and embarrassments. 924 more words

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EZEKIEL

A computer can be programmed to respond to your command. And by conditioning a dog with rewards and punishments, you can teach it to obey.  But as every parent knows, children are not so easily taught.  1,318 more words

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JOSHUA

REMEMBER the childhood game “follow my leader”? The idea was to mimic the antics of the person in front of you.  Being a follower was all right, but being leader was the most fun, creating imaginative actions for everyone else to copy. 1,259 more words

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ISAIAH

SLOWLY he rose, and the crowd fell silent. Those at the back leaned forward, straining to hear.   The atmosphere was electric.   He spoke, and his carefully chosen words flew like swift arrows and found their mark.   1,219 more words

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