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February 25 – A Necessary Step When Pursuing Peace

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33; Exodus 34; Proverbs 15 “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.” (Proverbs 15:1-2 NKJV) … Continue reading

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January 10 – A Rose by Any Other Name Would Be Hard to Find in the Catalog

Luke 10:1-20; Genesis 17; Psalm 10 “As for Me, behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations. No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; for I … Continue reading

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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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