Monthly Archives: March 2014

March 31 – The End is Near! or maybe not….

Matthew 24:32-51; Numbers 28-29; Song of Solomon 8:5-14 People are fascinated with the End Times. In Matthew 24, Jesus talks a lot about the End Times. What will things be like? How will we know that they’re coming? Jesus makes … Continue reading

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March 30 – Persecution

Matthew 24:1-31; Numbers 25-27; Song of Solomon 6:4-8:4 Jesus won’t solve all your problems. Sounds almost like heresy to say that. But, since it’s not heretical enough, let me just say that following Jesus can give you more problems. Ready … Continue reading

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March 29 – Avoiding A “Weight Reduced” Belief

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 Adrian Monk would have made a great Pharisee. Although he was a first rate detective, he was obsessive and compulsive about things. The Pharisees tried so hard to please God by following … Continue reading

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March 28 – When God Speaks…Follow!

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 You have to feel sorry for Balak. This strange army that has obliterated his neighbors was camped right outside his country. The Moabites didn’t really know that this army just desired peaceful … Continue reading

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March 27 – Jesus Teaches Balanced Loving

Matthew 22:23-46; Numbers 22:1-40; Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5 The Herodians couldn’t trap Jesus, so The Sadducees gave it their best shot. The only words to describe their attempt is “Epic Fail.” Then the Pharisees took their shot. “Then one of … Continue reading

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March 26 – The Teachings of Jesus I Regret

Matthew 22:1-22; Numbers 21; Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7 I wish I could say that I love all the teachings of Jesus without reservation. The truth is that I’m not that spiritual. Some of His teachings I follow with gritted teeth. … Continue reading

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March 25 – No Regrets?

Matthew 21:28-46; Numbers 19-20; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 Regret is often seen as a weakness. Songs and even businesses based on the policy of “no regrets” seem to be going strong. It’s “macho” to claim that you have no regrets. “’But what … Continue reading

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March 24 – Am I a Prey-er or a Pray-er?

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 They probably began with good intentions. The priests probably sat around for a while trying to figure out how to deal with the problem of people bringing sacrifices that were blemished. If it was … Continue reading

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March 23 – Be Careful What You Ask For

Matthew 20:17-34; Numbers 15-16; Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 The scene was probably a bit tense already. Jesus kept telling the disciples of his upcoming crucifixion. None of the disciples wanted to believe it. Then, the mother of James and John joined the … Continue reading

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March 22 – Faithfully Fearful or Fearfully Faithful?

Matthew 20:1-16; Numbers 13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 There comes a time when difficult decisions need to be made. If we are followers of Christ our decisions can be based on our fears or on our faith. Decisions based on our fears … Continue reading

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