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July 30 – Lord, Take My Heart and Mold Me

Psalm 51-53 Romans 2 “A person is a Jew only if he is a Jew inside; true circumcision is done in the heart by the Spirit, not by the written law. Such a person gets praise from God rather than … Continue reading

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July 7 – Grace Grace Grace Grace

Job 34-35 Acts 15:1-21 “So now why are you testing God by putting a heavy load around the necks of the non-Jewish believers? It is a load that neither we nor our ancestors were able to carry. But we believe … Continue reading

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December 1 – No Double Agents, Just a Dirty Little Kid With a Rock

Galatians 5:1-15; Lamentations 5; Psalm 147 Juan Pujol García, from Barcelona was what many would call a failure in life. He had changed career paths many times: from chicken farming to movie theater owner to owning a rundown hotel – … Continue reading

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May 29 – Carry On in Faith

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 It’s been a long while since I’ve been to an amusement park. I have to admit, I enjoy the rides and the shows, but I hate the lines. For some of the roller … Continue reading

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May 12 – Stay on Message

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Whether it’s a political campaign or someone advertising a product, a good consultant will remind the candidate or the ad company to stay on message. It’s easy to get distracted and support other good … Continue reading

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May 2 – All About That Grace

Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32 Perhaps you’ve been in one of those meetings. The boss is discussing the performance of the company. One area is lagging and he, or she is encouraging those in attendance to pick up the … Continue reading

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June 16 – A Changed Heart

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 56:9-12; Romans 2:17-29 When I was growing up, you became attached to teams based on where you live. Then free agency exploded. Then cable TV came into existence. People started following specific players or they followed teams … Continue reading

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June 7 – But They’re Different!

Psalm 68:1-10 19-20; Judges 11:29-40; Galatians 2:11-14 Middle School is an awkward time for kids. They are thrown into a new surrounding and all the social rules have changed. Now, in order to be “cool” kids have to know who … 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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April 26 – Grace to All

Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 There was tension when Peter came back to Jerusalem. Peter, excited about what God had done ran into the believers who didn’t understand that God’s plan in salvation was to open the pathways to … Continue reading

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