Tag Archives: Bible

September 21 – When Courage Comes

John 20:19-31; 2 Chronicles 32; Psalm 88 Don’t you hate it when the best stories are apocryphal? We love the stories. We repeat them as great examples, only to find out that they may not be true. For example, according … Continue reading

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September 10 – The Test Jesus Gave

John 13:21-38; 2 Chronicles 19; Psalm 78:38-55 Many years ago, a car company had a commercial to highlight discounts on their cars. In order to get the discount, though, you had to go down to the store and guess the … Continue reading

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August 27 – Words Mean Something, Lots of Things!

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 We use words in funny ways. Some people can craft amazing sentences that stir the soul. Others, while writing a lot more, can make us feel like places such as Narnia are real … Continue reading

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August 22 – God Helps Those Who…

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 The average American has some understanding of the Bible. For instance, almost all of us know that “God helps those who help themselves” is a direct quote from the Bible. It’s there in, … Continue reading

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August 16 – And They Walked With Him

John 2; 1 Chronicles 10-11; Zechariah1 It’s amazing how many things people remember after the fact. When somebody does something heroic and news reporters check with the neighbors they’ll often remember what a good kid that person was as they … Continue reading

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May 29 – Carry On in Faith

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 It’s been a long while since I’ve been to an amusement park. I have to admit, I enjoy the rides and the shows, but I hate the lines. For some of the roller … Continue reading

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May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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May 11 – What Contract?

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Whenever music stars appear in concert there are interesting provisions in the contract. Some require certain types of water. Others require certain kinds of fresh fruit. Perhaps one of the more outrageous contract provisions … Continue reading

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May 8 – Hearing the Unexpected

Officer Scott Patrick of the Sarasota, Florida Police Department was walking into the department headquarters to turn in some paperwork when a car stopped in the middle of the road and honked at him. Figuring the driver needed help, he … Continue reading

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April 1 – Don’t Be Foolish

Matthew 25:1-30; Numbers 30-31; Job 1 It was Thanksgiving Day and Raymond Banuelos of Phoenix, Arizona decided that the best way to celebrate Thanksgiving would be to go rock climbing. A lot of people do outdoor activities on Thanksgiving and … Continue reading

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