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August 16 – What Can You Bring to God?

John 2; 1 Chronicles 10-11; Zechariah1 “And he said to him, ‘Every man at the beginning sets out the good wine, and when the guests have well drunk, then the inferior. You have kept the good wine until now!’” (John … Continue reading

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July 2 – Fruitless and Faithless: A Tale of Two Curses

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 “And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’” (Mark 11:21 NKJV) Sometimes the strangest stories have a background that clears things up. The story … Continue reading

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February 2 – The Authority From God

Exodus 29-30 Matthew 21:23-46 “Jesus went to the Temple, and while he was teaching there, the leading priests and the elders of the people came to him. They said, ‘What authority do you have to do these things? Who gave … Continue reading

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July 15 – The Perfect Church

1 Corinthians 3; 1 Kings 15:33-16:34; Joel 3 In ancient Israel, the building of the Temple was important. It was the center of all life, not just religious life, for the Israelites. Then the two kingdoms split and Jereboam set … Continue reading

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July 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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