Tag Archives: Cross

August 22 – God Helps Those Who…

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 The average American has some understanding of the Bible. For instance, almost all of us know that “God helps those who help themselves” is a direct quote from the Bible. It’s there in, … Continue reading

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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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July 27 – Love…

1 Corinthians 13; 2 Kings 7:3-20; Jonah 2 If you ask most people to describe what love is, they’d probably talk about Prince Charming and Cinderella and a match made in heaven where the two of them will live happily … Continue reading

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July 20 – Focus

1 Corinthians 7:25-40; 1 Kings 21; Amos 5 We love distractions. Sometimes they help get our minds off of our problems. Executives measure their value to a company by the size and location of their offices – the bigger the … Continue reading

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July 13 – Foolishness or Power?

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Kings 14; Joel 2:1-11 I remember messing up as a child. I would do something foolish, and my dad or my mom would punish me. No matter how severe the punishment may have been, the hardest … Continue reading

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July 12 – Becoming One

1 Corinthians 1:1-17; 1 Kings 12:32-13:34; Joel 1 It’s a meme that never grows old. This is the one that reminds us that, “You had one job” and the picture accompanying the meme is something done wrong. It could be … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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April 18 – Simple Instructions

Acts 7:1-22; Deuteronomy 29-30; Job 18 Back in the dark ages, someone invented a machine called the Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). To use this machine, you would connect it to your TV and put a tape into the machine. If … Continue reading

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April 6 – Shifting Blame

Matthew 27:1-31; Deuteronomy 5-6; Job 6 No matter who wins an election, it won’t take long for people who voted for the losing candidate to sport shirts saying, “Don’t blame me, I voted for <insert name of losing candidate here>.” … Continue reading

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April 4 – Two Cups

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 We love to shorten long phrases into acronyms. Sometimes, acronyms may have more than one meaning. Imagine the horror of the person who wants to send lots of love to someone who is going … Continue reading

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