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January 30 – If I’m Not God’s Favorite, Who Is?

Luke 22:1-38; Genesis 39; Psalm 30 “Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing. Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the … Continue reading

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September 11 – There Is Only One Way…

John 14:1-14; 2 Chronicles 20:1-21:1; Psalm 78:56-72 My wife has a habit of naming inanimate objects. Our GPS unit is “Sally.” (With a voice like that, it couldn’t be male.) Whenever we go somewhere, we set Sally up and punch … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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July 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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April 3 – Extravagant!

Matthew 26:1-25; Numbers 35-36; Job 3 Last Christmas I had a major dilemma. As I looked at the Nieman-Marcus Christmas Catalog, I couldn’t decide from all of those cool, original gifts. The five-band emerald cut diamond bracelet almost had me. … Continue reading

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February 19 – “It’s The Law”

Matthew 1; Exodus 20:1-21:36; Proverbs 9 “The Supreme Court has decided. It’s the law.” Many people let something as small as a Supreme Court decision be the guiding factor of right and wrong in their lives. Charles Hamilton Houston didn’t. … Continue reading

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January 30 – Your Serve

Luke 22:1-38; Genesis 39; Psalm 30 It’s a theme used in many detective stories. The detective gathers all the suspects in one room and before he or she begins the explanation of the case that leads to the apprehension of … Continue reading

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August 26 – Covering Sins

Psalm 112; Proverbs 18:6-12; 1 Peter 4:7-11 Sometimes people who claim to be Christians can be very “helpful.” Have you noticed how many so-called Christians know just how terrible your sin is and make a point of highlighting not only … Continue reading

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April 4 – I Am Peter

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 How do we betray people? Judas turned Jesus over to the authorities. Peter denied knowing Him. Both betrayed the relationship that Jesus had built up with them. Both the betrayal and the denial were … Continue reading

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April 3 – Forget Spartacus: I am Judas

Matthew 26:1-25; Numbers 35-36; Job 3 I am Judas Iscariot. Really! We’re doing a dramatic presentation at our church and I play Judas. Let me be honest: the villains in any story always fascinate me. What makes them the way … Continue reading

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