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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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January 1 – Reflections on the Past; Hope for the Future

Luke 5:27-39; Genesis 1; Genesis 2; Psalm 1 “And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and … Continue reading

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December 3 – It’s All About Others

Ezekiel 45-46 1 John 2 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If you love the world, the love of the Father is not in you. These are the ways of the world: wanting to please … Continue reading

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November 29 – What Christian Growth Looks Like

Ezekiel 35-36 2 Peter 1 “Because you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge; and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, … Continue reading

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November 27 – The Key to Forgiveness

Ezekiel 30-32 1 Peter 4 “Most importantly, love each other deeply, because love will cause people to forgive each other for many sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 NCV) Whenever people are together, someone’s gonna mess up. You know it, I know … Continue reading

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August 13 – What Do We Owe Other People?

Psalm 87-88 Romans 13 “Do not owe people anything, except always owe love to each other, because the person who loves others has obeyed all the law.” (Romans 13:8 NCV) Romans 13 begins with a discussion of government. Given the … Continue reading

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June 22 – Our Response to False Accusations

Esther 6-8 Acts 6 “But the Spirit was helping him to speak with wisdom, and his words were so strong that they could not argue with him. So they secretly urged some men to say, ‘We heard Stephen speak against … Continue reading

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June 14 – The Hardest Command

Ezra 9-10, Acts 1 “Once when he was eating with them, he told them not to leave Jerusalem. He said, ‘Wait here to receive the promise from the Father which I told you about. John baptized people with water, but … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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February 28 – Living As A Two-Handed Christian

Numbers 17-19 Mark 6:30-56 “But Jesus answered, ‘You give them something to eat.’ They said to him, ‘We would all have to work a month to earn enough money to buy that much bread!’” (Mark 6:37 NCV) It had been … Continue reading

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