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Life Reference: John 8:31-32, 43-45 Focus Verse: “That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee” (Proverbs 22:21). Before giving testimony in a legal proceeding, the witness is required to give an affirmation to tell “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” Some version of this wording can be found in the legal system of many countries. To tell less than the whole truth is perjury—lying. Have you ever heard someone counter truth with a resolute “well, in my…

Life Reference: Luke 10:38-42 Focus Verse: “But Martha was distracted . . .” (Luke 10:40 NKJV). The car was slightly ahead of me and one lane over. Or, rather, it was one lane over part of the time. The vehicle would drift over the line to the right and then back to the left. Right, left, and right again. The driver’s disregard for lane markings was unnerving to those of us nearby. Was the driver drunk, I wondered? It was still early in the day. Then I realized the more likely answer—he was distracted by his cell phone. It was…

Life Reference: John 11:1-44  Focus Verse: “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby” (John 11:4). Have you ever cried out, “Where are You God? I need You now!” This is what happened with Mary and Martha in John 11. Their brother, Lazarus, lay sick. Jesus is their friend, so they send word to Him of the situation. He sends back the message, “This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God” (verse 4). Despite what seem encouraging words, Lazarus dies, and Jesus…