Tag Archives: Antioch

May 14 – Overcoming Hate

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 The movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” came out in 1967. The basic story of the movie is that a woman brings her fiancé home to meet the parents. He’s a doctor. He’s black. … Continue reading

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May 3 – Life in the 1st Century – Again

Acts 15:22-41; Judges 1; Job 33 “Things are more like they are right now than they’ve ever been.” That’s one of those phrases that makes sense when you first hear it – then you think about it. While that quote’s … Continue reading

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May 2 – All About That Grace

Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32 Perhaps you’ve been in one of those meetings. The boss is discussing the performance of the company. One area is lagging and he, or she is encouraging those in attendance to pick up the … Continue reading

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April 29 – Humble Beginnings

Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29 It was in the mid 1970’s that a young Steve Jobs showed up at that electronics store asking for credit to buy the parts to assemble what became known as the Apple 1 computer. … Continue reading

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April 27 – “Christians”

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 In October, 1993 the sports world was rocked by the announcement that Michael Jordan was retiring from basketball. He had just finished leading the Chicago Bulls to their third straight championship. Most thought Jordan … Continue reading

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June 7 – But They’re Different!

Psalm 68:1-10 19-20; Judges 11:29-40; Galatians 2:11-14 Middle School is an awkward time for kids. They are thrown into a new surrounding and all the social rules have changed. Now, in order to be “cool” kids have to know who … Continue reading

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April 26 – When Disaster Strikes

Psalm 133; 2 Samuel 1:4-27; Acts 11:27-30 Disasters. They happen all over the world. Floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, drought, and famines strike, often without warning, sometimes so slowly that we don’t realize it’s happening until we are in the midst of … Continue reading

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April 25 – Facing Difficult Circumstances

Psalm 133; 1 Samuel 20:1-23 35-42; Acts 11:19-26 There is a moralistic story told of a man who was an alcoholic. When he passed away, his two sons came to the funeral. It happened that one of the sons was … Continue reading

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April 27 – What’s In a Name?

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 You know how nicknames start. Ours was probably meant as an insult at first. We were originally known as “Followers of the Way,” or “Followers of Christ.” As the gospel spread in Antioch, though, … Continue reading

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April 27 – Christ People

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 As the gospel spread, a pocket of Christians in a town called Antioch got noticed. Cornelius was one person and he had a background of supporting the Jewish people; in Antioch the majority of … Continue reading

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