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January 2 – Dealing With Unintended Consequences

Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem. They asked, ‘Where … Continue reading

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October 14 – Last Chances

Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48 You’ve probably gotten advertising flyers in the mail, heard commercials on the radio, or seen them on TV where the person implores you to buy their product because this is your “last chance” to … Continue reading

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June 22 – Pray

Mark 6:1-29; 2 Samuel 15; Daniel 9 The movie “”Patton” tells the story of General George C.Patton during World War II. As the war was closing down and troops were attacking German positions, the Germans made one last counter—attack that … Continue reading

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June 18 – “Who Ya Gonna Call?”

Mark 4:1-20; 2 Samuel 9; 2 Samuel 10; Daniel 5 You’ve probably heard someone say it if something strange happened: “Who ya gonna call? Ghostbusters!” Ok, I probably have to apologize for doing that right now because some of you … Continue reading

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June 14 – Impossible Things

Mark 1:21-45; 2 Samuel 3:2-39; Daniel 2:1-23 During World War II the Seabees, the name given to the Naval Construction Battalions, had a motto. “The difficult we do now, the impossible takes a little longer.” The motto described the Seabees … Continue reading

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May 30 – God’s Great Love

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 Marriages among royalty in ancient times were often more political than romantic. Wives were, in essence, political pawns used to cement alliances and keep the peace. Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon had married Amytis … Continue reading

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October 26 – They Should Know Better

Psalm 84:8-12; Daniel 5:13-31; Matthew 21:28-32 My pastor began his ministry at our church by talking about the past. One of his remarks was that if there were issues in the past, it was time to build a bridge and … Continue reading

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November 10 – Turning

Titus 2; Jeremiah 15-16; Psalm 126 Jeremiah was a prophet with a tough job. His job was to be God’s spokesman to a people that were about to undergo catastrophic loss. Israel was about to be destroyed as a nation, … Continue reading

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October 12 – Do the Right Thing

Revelation 12; Esther 2; Psalm 105:26-45 The book of Esther is quite an unusual book. We don’t see the name of God mentioned in the book. We follow the story of a woman who becomes important enough to save all … Continue reading

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November 17 – How to Live in Exile

James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133 It’s been said that you can never go home again. That being said, in our mobile society as people move around there is a longing and nostalgia for our hometowns. Social media makes it … Continue reading

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