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December 5 – Just When You Thought You Were Dead and Without Hope…

Ephesians 2; Ezekiel 6-7; Isaiah 40 Can a man divorce his own widow? That sounds like the start of a bad gotcha joke, doesn’t it? In 1987, Gandaruban Subramanium ran a car rental business in Singapore that had serious financial … Continue reading

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September 30 – #ThatsGrace

Jude 1; Ezra 9-10; Psalm 95 Sometimes people misunderstand. Sometimes others do it deliberately. My then fiancé, now wife, and her roommate Terry used to make it a habit to misconstrue everything I said. I don’t remember all of the … Continue reading

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September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … Continue reading

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July 17 – Who Gets the Grace?

1 Corinthians 5; 1 Kings 18; Amos 2:1-3:2 I had an interesting experience while traveling in Rwanda. I was able to post my devotionals using a mobile app, but I wasn’t able to go to the site while there. Since … Continue reading

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April 6 – Shifting Blame

Matthew 27:1-31; Deuteronomy 5-6; Job 6 No matter who wins an election, it won’t take long for people who voted for the losing candidate to sport shirts saying, “Don’t blame me, I voted for <insert name of losing candidate here>.” … Continue reading

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June 12 – Grace

2 Samuel 11:26—12:10 13-15; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36—8:3 At the end of the service a lady who had been listening intently came to the pastor to ask a question about the sermon. “Are you saying that if you … Continue reading

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November 5 – Amazing Grace

2 Timothy 1; Jeremiah 5-6; Psalm 121 People love to search for their past. The book and movie “Roots” was well received in part because it was a story of that search. In the Bible, you will read a lot … Continue reading

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September 27 – Confidence

(Yes, I know that today is the 29th. I’m still two days behind, but will catch up as soon as the crunch of grading is over!) 1 John 5; Ezra 3-4; Psalm 92 In conversations with people who tell me … Continue reading

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August 11 – Weakling!

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 Paul was apparently not an imposing figure physically. Some in the Corinthian Church made comments about Paul that appear to imply that they thought he talked a big game, but he was … Continue reading

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