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August 5 – Slaves To Fear or Children of God?

Psalm 68-69 Romans 8:1-21 “The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry … Continue reading

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September 30 – #ThatsGrace

Jude 1; Ezra 9-10; Psalm 95 Sometimes people misunderstand. Sometimes others do it deliberately. My then fiancé, now wife, and her roommate Terry used to make it a habit to misconstrue everything I said. I don’t remember all of the … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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June 3 – Mercy

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 When the ringleader of his grandmother’s killer was sentenced to death, Bill Pelke and the rest of the community cheered the sentence. It was an appropriate sentence for the one who had led … Continue reading

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March 6 – God’s People: Demon Possessed or Drunkards?

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Which is better: being a morning person or being a person that does better afternoon? Isn’t it funny how we attribute “goodness” or “badness” to either of those qualities? Growing up, I was a … Continue reading

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November 25 – Choices and Consequences

Psalm 122; Genesis 6:1-10; Hebrews 11:1-7 There is an old saying that you can choose your actions, but you can’t choose the consequences of your actions. For example, and please don’t do this, you can jump out of the tenth … Continue reading

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September 17 – My Way

Psalm 113; Isaiah 5:8-23; Mark 12:41-44 The song “My Way” hit the charts in April of 1969 and stayed in the top 40 for 75 weeks, until September of 1971. Paul Anka wrote it specifically for Frank Sinatra whose beautiful … Continue reading

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August 7 – In the Meanwhile…

Genesis 15:1-6; Psalm 33:12-22; Hebrews 11:1-3 8-16; Luke 12:32-40 The first time our house was robbed, the thieves came in by a side window after turning off the power to the house. They took what they wanted and left by … Continue reading

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August 2 – Seasoned With Salt

Psalm 127; Ecclesiastes 3:16—4:8; Colossians 4:2-6 I am amazed that the Church has survived for so long. We have fought against each other. We have killed each other. We have other people that want to kill us. When we gain … Continue reading

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