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The Story Within – Mark 5:21-43

Mark used a literary device that my pastor likens to a sandwich. He began a story, he interrupted the story with a different story. Then, when the second story was finished, he went back and finished the first story. This … Continue reading

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January 13 – Loving the Oppressed, and the Oppressor

(Caught up by this afternoon!)  Genesis 31-32 Matthew 9:18-38 “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NCV) Wherever Jesus went, He preached the good … Continue reading

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April 7 – Keep On Loving

Matthew 27:32-66; Deuteronomy 7-8; Job 7 People don’t change their minds easily. Research shows that it is much easier to use information to reinforce a belief that is held, no matter how tenuous that belief might be, than it is … Continue reading

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February 1 – Following the Mob

Luke 23:1-25; Genesis 41; Psalm 32 One of the most horrific episodes in American history is what happened to people who were black in the south after the Civil War. They began to prosper in many different ways, and that … Continue reading

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October 8 – Focus on the Work

Psalm 111; Numbers 12:1-15; Luke 5:12-16 If you’re a sports fan you have probably seen situations where the best player on the team you root for falls flat in the post season. You might even remark, in disgust, that the … Continue reading

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October 1 – Transparency

Psalm 37:1-9; Isaiah 7:1-9; Matthew 20:29-34 Time is winding down on the clock and the home team is driving for what could be a winning touchdown. The crowd roars as each play is bringing them closer to the end zone. … Continue reading

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April 7 – I Am the Crowd

Matthew 27:32-66; Deuteronomy 7-8; Job 7 “Vah!” That great word is used in “The Seven Last Words,” a production that a church I attended in the past used to put on. Said the right way, it exudes the mockery, the … Continue reading

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June 30 – God Hears

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There’s always that “one” person. You know what I mean. He’s the one that raises a ruckus trying to get the city council to pay attention to him. She’s the one that writes … Continue reading

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