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November 23 – The Who of Thanksgiving

2 Peter 1; Jeremiah 41-42; Psalm 139 In the United States, Thanksgiving was established as a national holiday during the War Between the States in 1863. Prior to that time, many states had held their own observances of a day … Continue reading

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October 28 – More Than I Planned

Psalm 32:1-7; Job 22:21—23:17; 2 Peter 1:1-11 It seems to happen with me more than my wife. I go to the store to pick up a couple of things. On the way, she texts me to add something else to … Continue reading

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September 15 – Grace to Sustain

Psalm 113; Exodus 23:1-9; Romans 3:1-8 You’ve probably heard about, or at least seen on TV shows, firefighters who are also arsonists. While the causes are many, the major cause used in TV shows is that the firefighter has the … Continue reading

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June 20 – Diamonds in the Rough

He was the roughest of the rough. They had sent him out of the city into the area where they buried their dead. They tried to chain him and keep him away from “normal, decent” people. But then, a miracle … Continue reading

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December 20 – It Begins With Love

Colossians 2:20-3:17; Ezekiel 29-30; Isaiah 55 While no change we make ourselves can restore our relationship with God, the truth is that once God restores our relationship with Him through Jesus Christ, our lives should change in many ways. Paul … Continue reading

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December 13 – Granted to Suffer

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 The “vicar of Baghdad” has related the story of four Christian children, all under the age of 15, who were faced with a choice. They could either convert to Islam or be killed. Their … Continue reading

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October 25 – Holiness

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 We are often lackadaisical about sin. We know that God forgives us, so we let ourselves slide into sin. Nothing big, of course, but still we slide. Of course, once we start that … Continue reading

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June 4 – Belief Causes Change

Romans 9:30-10:21; 1 Samuel 19; Psalm 64 Throughout the Bible we see a connection between the thoughts of the heart and the words that are spoken. When people speak words that are sincere, they are really expressions of what is … Continue reading

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April 11 – Living Proof

Acts 2:14-47; Deuteronomy 15-16; Job 11 Maybe the buzz had died down. Maybe people had just forgotten about it, since the folks who had the most interest had been quiet for seven to ten days. Then came the day of … Continue reading

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April 9 – Not My Father’s Gospel

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 The authority of an eyewitness is usually respected. The gospel stories are not built upon something that someone heard from their brother-in-law’s sister’s aunt’s cousin’s babysitter who heard it from a friend. While Matthias … Continue reading

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