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November 1 – Excellent Standing and Great Assurance

1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 119:97-120 We are a sports mad society. Whether it be football, basketball, hockey, or – oh yeah – baseball, our eyes are glued to the TV sets to watch the latest effort of our … Continue reading

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July 26 – Spiritual Gifts

One of the tragicomic facets of the Christian life is when people argue over spiritual gifts – especially in regard to whose gift is greater. The Corinthian Church, which can be highlighted as an example of how NOT to be a church, had those kinds of discussions and those with the miraculous gifts tended to look down on those with mundane gifts. Paul reminded them, “But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all….” (1 Corinthians 12:7) Continue reading

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January 12 – Luke 11:1-28, Genesis 19, and Psalm 12

If you ever watch a football game you will probably never notice the names of the players on the offensive line; unless they make a mistake and the person they are supposed to block gets through or the commit a … Continue reading

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