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Recognizing and Exercising Authority

We often have problems with authority – especially when we aren’t the authority. We don’t want people telling us what to do. We’re independent by nature. Still, when it comes to Jesus, He is the authority. His authority comes from … Continue reading

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Amazing Things – Mark 5:1-20

Many years ago, my previous pastor had the opportunity to exercise one of his great loves and took part in a Shakespeare play. I believe it was Hamlet. While he did that, I had the opportunity to share during our … Continue reading

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How to Determine if a Message is #FakeGospel or #TrueGospel – 1 John 4:1-10

As I write this, we’re involved in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone is dealing with the question of who to believe and who not to believe. It’s a problem in the secular world because the only standard seems to … Continue reading

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December 30 – Serving With Authority

Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65 “And they were astonished at His teaching, for His word was with authority.” (Luke 4:32 NKJV) The Luke passage today seems to be a summary of a number of weeks. We see that Jesus … Continue reading

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January 4 – Dealing With Authority

Luke 7:1-17; Genesis 8; Genesis 9; Genesis 10; Psalm 4 “For I also am a man placed under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes; and … Continue reading

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October 22 – Christians and Praying for Government Leaders

Isaiah 65-66 1 Timothy 2 “First, I tell you to pray for all people, asking God for what they need and being thankful to him. Pray for rulers and for all who have authority so that we can have quiet … Continue reading

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October 14 – Whose Message Is it Anyway?

Isaiah 43-44 1 Thessalonians 2 “Also, we always thank God because when you heard his message from us, you accepted it as the word of God, not the words of humans. And it really is God’s message which works in … Continue reading

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September 17 – Bringing the Right Weapon for the Right Battle

Proverbs 27-29 2 Corinthians 10 “We fight with weapons that are different from those the world uses. Our weapons have power from God that can destroy the enemy’s strong places. We destroy people’s arguments and every proud thing that raises … Continue reading

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March 28 – Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Judges 4-6 Luke 4:31-44 “At daybreak, Jesus went to a lonely place, but the people looked for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. But Jesus said to them, ‘I must preach about God’s kingdom … Continue reading

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March 17 – The Nature of Evil and the Goodness of God

Deuteronomy 30-31 Mark 15:1-25 “They put a purple robe on Jesus and used thorny branches to make a crown for his head. They began to call out to him, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ The soldiers beat Jesus on the … Continue reading

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