Monthly Archives: June 2014

Quit Going To Church!

Originally posted on The Barefoot Pastor:
…Now, the title of this post may throw some of you off, let me explain… I grew up in a mainline denomination, surrounded by godly parents, caring pastors, and a circle of friends who,…

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June 30 – Wanna Be Great?

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a All of us would like to be considered “great.” Think about the ego trip it would be to walk into a restaurant and have everyone know our name and offer to buy us … Continue reading

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June 29 – The Sanctity of Marriage

Mark 10:1-31; 2 Samuel 23; Hosea 3 Marriage has become a hot topic in our world. What should it look like? What is God’s idea of marriage? Are there limitations on marriage? As we discuss the issue, perhaps we should … Continue reading

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June 28 – The God Who Woos

Mark 9:2-50; 2 Samuel 22; Hosea 2:2-23 God has always been about grace. Some people like to think of God in the Old Testament as stern and unyielding, while the New Testament shows the grace of God. The story of … Continue reading

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June 27 – Jesus On Our Terms?

Mark 8:22-9:1; 2 Samuel 20-21; Hosea 1:1-2:1 Peter had just made his great confession. It was the height of joy as the disciples gathered around and he said that Jesus was the Messiah and Jesus confirmed it. Then, Jesus ruined … Continue reading

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June 26 – Signs

(Note: I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted this yesterday. Sorry.) Mark 8:1-21; 2 Samuel 19; Daniel 12 There was tension in the ministry of Jesus. He came to proclaim the kingdom of God. He announced the presence of God in … Continue reading

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June 25 – How Do We Know?

Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Daniel 11:21-45 If we don’t have a set of black and white rules to guide us in our daily walk with God, like the Pharisees had and Jesus condemned, how do we determine what it … Continue reading

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June 24 – Tradition!

Mark 7:1-13; 2 Samuel 17; Daniel 11:1-19 It seems like a simple concern to us today. The Pharisees just wanted to know why the disciples of Jesus didn’t wash their hands before they ate. The truth, though, is that the … Continue reading

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June 23 – Hungry to Experience God

Mark 6:30-56; 2 Samuel 16; Daniel 10:1-21 Jesus had sent the disciples out to minister. They had healed and they had proclaimed the kingdom of God; now they were back to give a report. Then Jesus tried to teach them … Continue reading

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June 22 – Mercy and Forgiveness; Daniel Style

Mark 6:1-29; 2 Samuel 15; Daniel 9 We have this fascination for seeing people get what they deserve, don’t we? We don’t want that to happen to us, but we sure want to see the other person get what they … Continue reading

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