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November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

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October 15 – Reconciliation

Psalm 121; Genesis 32:3-21; Mark 10:46-52 Family reunions can be tense times for some people. Two family members had a falling out years ago, and you could never have them in the same room together without some kind of problem. … Continue reading

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August 25 – Someone DID Pay

Psalm 112; Proverbs 15:13-17; 1 Peter 3:8-12 It’s happened again. It’s happening more often as the days go by. My friend lost their job because they wouldn’t do something unethical at work. When they invoked their faith in Christ, they … Continue reading

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May 18 – Sin and Grace

Psalm 48; Numbers 24:1-14; Luke 1:26-38 The difference between “right” and “wrong” is never a matter of perspective. When someone wants to entice another person to do wrong, they always want you to look at the issue from “another view.” … Continue reading

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November 15 – The Power of the Tongue

James 3; Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131 We more often regret the things we say than the things we left unsaid. Words have an amazing power over us and over others. We take what people say in anger, for instance and … Continue reading

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July 24 – “How Ya Doing?”

1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9 “How ya doing?” We ask that question never expecting an honest answer. The story is told of a lady at a reception who wanted to show the scant attention paid to others … Continue reading

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November 15 – You Don’t Say

James 3; Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131 “I was only kidding.” “It was only a small lie.” “I didn’t mean that when I said it.” We use many excuses to get out of trouble for things we say. That probably comes … Continue reading

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November 12 – Hard Words from God

Philemon 1:1-25; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128 “If it bleeds it leads” is an old newspaper axiom.  Newspapers, TV, and Radio do not like good news except maybe for a 30 second spot at the end of the program. Disaster is … Continue reading

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April 4 – Blessing

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” I think the reason we taught kids to say that is because words, spoken wrongly hurt more and the hurt stays … Continue reading

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March 29 – Don’t Follow The Money

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 Don’t you hate it when people with money and power can do anything they want; or at least seem to do that? People with money or power seem to be able to … Continue reading

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