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August 4 – The Answer, Of Course, Is Jesus

Late today because I hit the ground running and haven’t had a chance to write until now. Psalm 66-67 Romans 7 “You might think I am saying that sin and the law are the same thing. That is not true. … Continue reading

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April 5 – Dangerous Worship Leads to Living Dangerously

1 Samuel 1-3 Luke 8:26-56 “All the people of the Gerasene country asked Jesus to leave, because they were all very afraid. So Jesus got into the boat and went back to Galilee.” (Luke 8:37) He had terrorized the area … Continue reading

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November 2 – Just Do It My Way…

1 Timothy 4; Isaiah 38-39; Psalm 119:121-144 A friend recently released a book that had me nervous at first. The bad guy…er…the villain(s) in the story are part of a cult. Every warning bell in my head went off. I’m … Continue reading

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October 2 – First Love

Revelation 2; Nehemiah 3; Psalm 97 When my wife and I first started dating, we were insufferable. People had us pegged to be married within a week. We did a lot of handholding, talking incessantly until late at night, we … Continue reading

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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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October 5 – God’s Got This

Psalm 3; Habakkuk 2:12-20; Mark 11:12-14 20-24 This is the season of fear. We have a holiday devoted to scaring and frightening other people. And no, I’m not talking about election day, although you might think that from all the … Continue reading

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January 17 – Holy Spirit

(I just realized that I didn’t post this yesterday. I apologize!) Second Sunday after the Epiphany Isaiah 62:1-5 (God like the bridegroom and the bride); Psalm 36:5-10 (We feast on the abundance of God’s house); 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 (A variety … Continue reading

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June 15 – On Politics

Mark 2; 2 Samuel 4-5; Daniel 2:24-49 “I’ve got this under control.” How often do we say things like this, or at least think it? No matter what our situation might be we like to think that we are the … Continue reading

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March 24 – Palm Sunday – Out of Control

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 Many people have the belief that the purpose of any religion is to keep control of the followers making sure that they stay in line. In some cases that control is designed to further … Continue reading

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