Monthly Archives: May 2016

May 31 – Surprise!

Psalm 5; Nehemiah 1:1-11; Acts 3:1-10 Many years ago when I began teaching chess to students, I started taking them to tournaments. They were becoming so upset about not winning that I decided to go to a tournament, play, and … Continue reading

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May 30 – Start Right Here

Psalm 5; Jonah 4:1-11; Acts 8:26-40 The movie “The Longest Day” is the story about the Allied invasion of the European mainland at Normandy during World War II. It is said that no matter how good a battle plan you … Continue reading

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May 29 – Overcoming Pride

1 Kings 8:22-23 41-43; Psalm 96:1-9; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 My father-in-law used to give me a hard time about being a Yankee. In fact, I have told people that one of my greatest accomplishments in life was getting him … Continue reading

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May 28 – It’s All About Who You Know

Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Kings 8:31-40; Luke 4:31-37 I know a lot about our current president. I know his name and his wife’s name. I know where he lives. I know what he did before he became president. I know something … Continue reading

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May 27 – One Way

Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Kings 8:14-21; 2 Corinthians 11:1-6 People want to know that things are right between them and God. No one wants to walk around knowing that God is mad at them, right? What has happened in recent years, … Continue reading

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May 26 – Our Message

Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Kings 6:23-38; 2 Corinthians 5:11-17 It’s political season again. Actually, I don’t think it ever ends, but during election times, the discussion really heats up. Let’s face it, if we really believed everything that the opposition said … Continue reading

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May 25 – Awe

Psalm 124; Daniel 1:1-21; Luke 1:46b-55   There are a lot of different names we use for God. Most of them, coming from the Bible, are quite respectful. Often these names reflect an important quality of God: The God who … Continue reading

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Administrative Note

It is possible that I may not post the next couple of days. Our house was broken into and my computer was stolen. I will try to find a way to post, but there are no guarantees. Please forgive!

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May 18 – Sin and Grace

Psalm 48; Numbers 24:1-14; Luke 1:26-38 The difference between “right” and “wrong” is never a matter of perspective. When someone wants to entice another person to do wrong, they always want you to look at the issue from “another view.” … Continue reading

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May 17 – Here Come da Judge

Psalm 48; Ezekiel 11:14-25; 1 Corinthians 2:12-16 If you listen to some people, there’s no such thing as right or wrong. Mention that something is wrong and they will screech “Jesus said not to judge!” While it is true that … Continue reading

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