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June 19 – Remaining Faithful

Mark 4:21-41; 2 Samuel 11; 2 Samuel 12; Daniel 6 In 1765 the British passed the Stamp Act. The Stamp Act was supposed to be about gaining revenue for Great Britain to pay for the troops the Americas needed for … Continue reading

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April 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … Continue reading

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April 8 – Changing the World

Matthew 28; Deuteronomy 9-10; Job 8 Earlier this week, Americans observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of our involvement in World War I. The war began when the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, setting off a chain of … Continue reading

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February 22 – When Temptation Comes

Matthew 4; Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12 Temptation rarely shows up saying “Hey, I want you to do something you know is wrong and you’ll regret for the rest of your life.” Usually temptation shows up wooing us into doing something … Continue reading

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February 13 – Gadflies

Hebrews 9:23-10:18; Exodus 9:1-10:29; Proverbs 3 The world needs gadflies. No, not those annoying horsefly types; the world needs the gadflies on society that continually provoke and annoy the authorities so that they consider other points of view. Socrates was … Continue reading

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February 11 – Lazy…or Hopeless?

Hebrews 8; Exodus 5:1-6:27; Proverbs 1 Success has its privileges. People who are successful gain more power and prestige in the community. People respect those who have achieved success. The man or woman who is in business for themselves will … Continue reading

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November 24 – A Time for Thanks

Psalm 122; Daniel 9:15-19; James 4:1-10 Thanksgiving. Today we set aside this day as a day to give thanks for the blessings of God. In a recent discussion, someone noted that they don’t count today special because they give thanks … Continue reading

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October 13 – Who Are Your gods?

Psalm 121; Isaiah 54:11-17; Acts 17:22-34 “next to of course god america I love you….” I remember this poem from my childhood. I thought of it today and wondered, what god is e.e. cummings speaking of? Perhaps I should extend … Continue reading

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September 21 – When Reconciliation is Needed

Psalm 12; Proverbs 21:10-16; Luke 20:45—21:4 Let me start out by saying that I completely disagree with Colin Kaepernick’s method of protesting. I believe that we should honor our country and our flag. I still tear up during the National … Continue reading

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August 11 – Rock the Boat

Psalm 82; Joshua 7:1 10-26; Hebrews 10:26-31 At one time in this world there was a doctrine known as “The Divine Right of Kings.” Those who adhered to this view believed that kings answered to no one since their rule … Continue reading

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