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October 15 – Helping People Stand Strong in the Lord

Isaiah 45-46 1 Thessalonians 3 “So, brothers and sisters, while we have much trouble and suffering, we are encouraged about you because of your faith. Our life is really full if you stand strong in the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 3:7-8 … Continue reading

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August 18 – What More Could We Want From God?

Psalm 100-102 1 Corinthians 1 “Because of God you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God. In Christ we are put right with God, and have been made holy, and have been set free from … Continue reading

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July 12 – Pagan Temples, False gods, And Idols All Around

Psalm 4-6 Acts 17:16-34 “While Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy in Athens, he was troubled because he saw that the city was full of idols.” (Acts 17:16 NCV) As Paul wandered about Athens, he was disturbed the religious … Continue reading

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October 12 – “Rejoice! We Conquer!”

Revelation 12; Esther 2; Psalm 105:26-45 The marathon is a long-distance race. It lasts 26.2 miles and is not for the faint of heart or body. In other words, don’t expect to see me running a marathon. The race began … Continue reading

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July 12 – Becoming One

1 Corinthians 1:1-17; 1 Kings 12:32-13:34; Joel 1 It’s a meme that never grows old. This is the one that reminds us that, “You had one job” and the picture accompanying the meme is something done wrong. It could be … Continue reading

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May 7 – E Unum Pluribus

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 “E pluribus Unum” was the unofficial motto of the United States until the phrase “In God we trust” was adopted officially in 1956. The phrase was meant to convey the amazing experiment that was … 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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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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May 7 – Troubled No More

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 One of the hit TV shows of the past few years is “American Idol.” There are those among us who would give anything for a chance to be there. We look at our entertainment … Continue reading

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May 7 – Provoked!

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 The attacks had gotten so bad that Paul was hustled off to Athens. Silas and Timothy stayed behind in Berea, but Paul wanted them back together as soon as possible. As he walked around … Continue reading

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