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October 13 – Recognizing People’s Worth Like God Does

Isaiah 41-42 1 Thessalonians 1 “We continually recall before God our Father the things you have done because of your faith and the work you have done because of your love. And we thank him that you continue to be … Continue reading

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February 9 – How Much Will You Risk?

Leviticus 6-7 Matthew 25:1-30 “Then the servant who had been given one bag of gold came to the master and said, ‘Master, I knew that you were a hard man. You harvest things you did not plant. You gather crops … Continue reading

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January 25 – Oh God, That Would Never Happen

Exodus 12-13 Matthew 16 “Peter took Jesus aside and told him not to talk like that. He said, ‘God save you from those things, Lord! Those things will never happen to you!’” (Matthew 16:22 NCV) Peter is quite a character. … Continue reading

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January 6 – In Defense of Personal Integrity

Genesis 16-17 Matthew 5:27-48 “Say only yes if you mean yes, and no if you mean no. If you say more than yes or no, it is from the Evil One.” (Matthew 5:37 NCV) This next section of the Sermon … Continue reading

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December 24 – What’s In A Name?

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 My wife and I discussed baby names long before she was even pregnant. We knew the names we wanted to use and we knew why a year or two before we even tried to … Continue reading

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November 29 – Who Are You?

Galatians 3:19-4:20; Lamentations 1-2; Psalm 145 If you’ve ever seen the TV show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” you’ve heard the song by The Who entitled “Who Are You.” The background of the song reveals that it’s a day in the … Continue reading

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October 7 – Honoring Those Who’ve Gone Before

Quick note: Today was delayed due to the presence of my grandchildren. They needed me to spend time with them. Revelation 7; Nehemiah 9:38-10:39; Psalm 102 Nations honor those who have served their countries. Whether they served in government or … Continue reading

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July 31 – Laughing In The Face Of Death

1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Kings 11; Micah 2 Death. It’s a popular subject in literature. Death is a universal theme because everyone experiences it in every culture. Death becomes part of literature, art, and film. How death is portrayed may … Continue reading

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June 7 – How to Get Even With God

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 One of the most important tactics of war doesn’t occur on the battlefield, it occurs in the media and the speeches of the leaders. That tactic is one designed to de-humanize the enemy. … Continue reading

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January 19 – Creation and Redemption

Luke 14:25-35; Genesis 26; Psalm 19 Some actors have played some parts for so long that people know them by their character’s name more than their real name. For actors, it’s a mixed blessing. On the one hand, they’ve had … Continue reading

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