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April 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … 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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March 1 – Ministry Costs

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 Mother Teresa became convinced at the age of 12 that she was called to religious life. She left her home in Macedonia at the age of 18 and joined a convent in Ireland, never … 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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October 27 – Poverty and Wealth

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 There is this ridiculous concept floating around in “spiritual” circles that God assigns financial wealth to people of high spiritual quality. Just as ridiculous is the idea that people living in poverty have … Continue reading

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November 14 – Putting Muscle on the Bones of Faith

James 2; Jeremiah 23-24; Psalm 130 What you believe makes a difference in how you act. Most of us get in a car every day and believe that the car will get us to where we want to go. As … Continue reading

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September 12 – What Love Is

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79 What is it that tells the world that we are followers of God – that we love Jesus? So many people point to extraneous things they have or have done that it seems … Continue reading

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August 8 – Make a Difference!

2 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 22:1-23:35; Nahum 3 In July of 1998, William Lindsey contacted a university in Scotland. He told them that he felt he was compelled to support a university in Scotland. The person he talked to rebuffed … Continue reading

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March 4 – Feeding the Poor

Matthew 10:1-25; Leviticus 7-8; Proverbs 22 It is so easy to get lost in our zones that we focus so hard on what we need to accomplish and forget to look around us. We don’t stop and smell the roses … Continue reading

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January 18 – Luke 14:1-24, Genesis 25, and Psalm 18

There is an old saying: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. I think that’s why the Pharisees often asked Jesus to eat with them. They considered Jesus an enemy and wanted to keep an eye on them. While … Continue reading

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