Tag Archives: Christianity

May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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May 14 – Overcoming Hate

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 The movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” came out in 1967. The basic story of the movie is that a woman brings her fiancé home to meet the parents. He’s a doctor. He’s black. … Continue reading

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May 13 – Trouble Ahead

Acts 21:1-36; Judges 16; Psalm 42 You might get ready to call me a heretic, because I’m going to say something that modern Christianity doesn’t like to hear: when you follow God’s will, sometimes bad things happen. I thought about … Continue reading

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May 7 – E Unum Pluribus

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 “E pluribus Unum” was the unofficial motto of the United States until the phrase “In God we trust” was adopted officially in 1956. The phrase was meant to convey the amazing experiment that was … Continue reading

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May 6 – Nip It In the Bud

Acts 17:1-15; Judges 6; Job 36 Don Knotts was a brilliant comedian who created many memorable characters. One of his best known, and loved, characters was Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith show. Barney was an expert on everything he … Continue reading

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October 31 – Judge Not?

Psalm 50; Nehemiah 13:1-3 23-31; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In an essay on not judging others, Barbara Markway tells a story about a person walking through the forest. This person sees a cute little dog in the distance. As they approach … Continue reading

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August 23 – The Danger of Tolerance

Psalm 109:21-31; Ezekiel 20:18-32; Revelation 3:7-13 Tolerance is one of the greatest virtues in our society today. We are to tolerate people’s life choices, profane language, and any other difference we may have. In some cases, people are very intolerant … Continue reading

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August 17 – It’s Who You Know

Psalm 32; Jeremiah 25:30-38; Luke 19:45-48 When it comes to job hunting, or getting through red tape to do something in business, it’s often not about what you know, it’s about who you know, according to the old cliché. Of … Continue reading

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July 12 – God Forgives You

Psalm 25:11-20; Proverbs 19:1-17; 1 John 3:11-17 There is an undercurrent of Christianity called “cultural Christianity.” Businessmen who move to a new town look for “the” church to join because it’s good for business. Politicians are sure to be seen … Continue reading

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May 27 – Heart Issues

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 One of the problems in the early church was the struggle between the Jewish roots of Christianity and the all-inclusive nature of the gospel message. Many Jews felt an extra sense of pride … Continue reading

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