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August 29 – Welcome the Light, Don’t Put Up Barriers

John 8:1-20; 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16; Zechariah 14 “Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, ‘I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.’ The Pharisees therefore said … Continue reading

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September 18 – There Is No “New and Improved” Gospel Message

Proverbs 30-31 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 “Such men are not true apostles but are workers who lie. They change themselves to look like apostles of Christ. This does not surprise us. Even Satan changes himself to look like an angel of … Continue reading

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July 31 – I Am NOT Responsible

Psalm 54-56 Romans 3 “God makes people right with himself through their faith in Jesus Christ. This is true for all who believe in Christ, because all people are the same:” (Romans 3:22 NCV) In Romans 3 Paul deals with … Continue reading

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June 11 – Trophies, Medals, and Recognition

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 If you want a job, you have to have a resumé, don’t you? There are classes you can take to learn how to make your resumé more appealing. Your resumé is supposed to … Continue reading

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September 1 – Island Life

Psalm 1; Genesis 39:1-23; Philippians 2:25-30 Tattoo looked up in the sky and shouted “da plane! Da plane!” in the opening of one of the feel good TV shows of the late 70’s/early 80’s. On Fantasy Island all your dreams … Continue reading

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July 19 – Trash Talk

Ahab had the best response to a trash talker ever: “So the king of Israel answered and said, ‘Tell him, “Let not not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.”‘” (1 Kings 20:11) In other words, “Talk is cheap before the battle. Let’s see if you’re talking the same trash after the battle.” Continue reading

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November 7 – On Being Recognized

2 Timothy 3; Jeremiah 9-10; Psalm 123 How do you measure the value of a person? If they are tops in their field you might note that they’ve won a Nobel Prize. A journalist might win a Pulitzer. There are … Continue reading

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July 21 – Mirror

1 Corinthians 8; 1 Kings 22; Amos 6 In ancient times those who believed in the gods would attribute all that happened to the god who governed that sphere of influence. That might relate to thunder, the seasons or the … Continue reading

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July 19 – Boasting

1 Corinthians 7:1-24; 1 Kings 20; Amos 4:4-13 In a conversation I had recently I brought up the old line “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans.” My friend responded, “If you want to make Him … Continue reading

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July 7 – Don’t Deny It!

Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17-10:15 Ahab, King of Israel, was engaged in battle with the King of Syria. The King of Syria boasted about how he would destroy Israel. Ahab retorted “Let him who puts on his armor … Continue reading

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