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February 14 – Above All Else, Guard Your Heart

Leviticus 15-16 Matthew 27:1-26 “Early the next morning, all the leading priests and elders of the people decided that Jesus should die. They tied him, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate, the governor.” (Matthew 27:1-2) Such simple, … Continue reading

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June 25 – More Stuff More God?

Psalm 16; Deuteronomy 32:15-27 39-43; Luke 9:21-27 My dad had a lot of wisdom. I remember how often I wanted to call him up or sit down with him and ask him advice. After he died there were countless times … Continue reading

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October 4 – Poverty

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 The Jews in exile, while they were mostly allowed to live freely, were still under the rule of foreigners. Many were slaves whose families had been captured during Nebuchadnezzar’s conquering of Judah. One of … Continue reading

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August 22 – Worship or a “God Thing?”

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 People checked with the priests to find out just how they should do their “religious thing” after the Exile. The big question was whether or not they were supposed to fast and mourn … Continue reading

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June 18 – Will People Never Learn

Mark 4:1-20; 2 Samuel 9-10; Daniel 5 It was a glorious party that any Hollywood celeb or politician today would have reveled in. Belshazzar had 1000 people in attendance and he thought it was time to bring out the good … Continue reading

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April 14 – Spiritual Power and Wealth

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 After Peter and John were warned not to preach or teach in the name of Jesus and released they came back to the followers of Jesus and all prayed for boldness in proclaiming the … Continue reading

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February 24 – Showing Mercy

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 There is a theological strain throughout many religions that those who are poor have somehow earned their deity’s displeasure. If people were righteous they would not be poor. The book of Job is on … Continue reading

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December 31 – And So It Begins….

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 In a sense, there really are no endings – just new beginnings. While this year comes to an end, it signals that a new year is beginning with all of its hopes and dreams … Continue reading

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November 13 – Faith in Action

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 If I were to use the words “Just do it,” you might think I’m talking about a brand of shoes. That shoe brand has made that phrase and their logo a part of modern … Continue reading

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May 26 – Faith and Works

Romans 1:16-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16; Psalm 55 One thing that my father taught me was that I had to work for everything. I got my first bike as a gift for my birthday. When I wanted a new bike, I … Continue reading

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