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November 14 – When God’s Grace Gets All of You

James 2; Jeremiah 23-24; Psalm 130 There is a debate among people who hire others to work for them that can get very interesting. Which is more important in hiring someone to do a job – their academic qualifications or … Continue reading

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October 31 – May God Bless and Keep the President…

1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96 The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is the story of Russian Jews during the pogroms led by the Russian government. As the Jews sing about their traditions, and how they help the Jews … Continue reading

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August 8 – God’s Gonna Bless You Real Good

2 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 22:1-23:35; Nahum 3 It’s a cliché, of course, but you hear about this happening all the time: some televangelist wants to raise money so he/she reminds you that if you give money to God, through … 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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March 28 – Not My Will

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 Education is a difficult field to work in. The kids we deal with have been hurt in the past and carry a load of baggage. Sometimes school has hurt them; sometimes family … Continue reading

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November 11 – Thanks

Psalm 98; 2 Samuel 21:1-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 Canada has already done it. The United States will do it soon. I am speaking of course of the holiday of Thanksgiving. In that area, Canada leads the United States by celebrating … Continue reading

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October 2 – Unworthy Servants

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 If you’ve ever watched some of those dog shows on TV, you can see those dogs do some amazing tricks. Their trainers take them through complicated maneuvers. If you don’t … Continue reading

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September 28 – Dealing with Arrogance

Psalm 62; Hosea 12:2-14; Matthew 19:16-22 There is an arrogance that comes with wealth. Not every wealthy person displays arrogance, though. We have been the beneficiaries on a couple of occasions when wealthy people have helped us and I know … Continue reading

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August 10 – Whatcha Got?

August 10 Psalm 89:1-18; Jeremiah 33:14-26; Luke 12:41-48 I recently had the opportunity to discuss my pastor’s sermon on our church podcast. I think I was set up because one of the questions I had to answer was something like, … Continue reading

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January 12 – Mercy Wins!

Baptism of the Lord [1] Psalm 106:1-12 (God saves through water); Judges 5:12-21 (The song of Deborah); 1 John 5:13-21 (The life of those born of God) Sinning is a part of human nature. Let’s face it – when given … Continue reading

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