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April 14 – Acting on Fear or in Faith?

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 In 1988, Barry Gibbs heard the declaration that he was guilty of murder and would be sentenced to 22 years in prison. While he didn’t match the witness’s description, that same witness picked him … 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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March 16 – Ask the Expert

Matthew 16; Numbers 1-2; Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 The joke among educators about experts is that they carried a briefcase and flew in from out of town. These were the people who were going to tell us how to make our classroom … Continue reading

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February 3 – Missing Persons

Luke 24:1-12; Genesis 43; Psalm 34 We see reports of missing persons in the news and on social media quite often. When we consider the dangers of human trafficking, the news of a missing person is frightening. Contrast that to … 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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November 20 – Forgiveness

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 “Friends applaud. The comedy is finished.” Those were the last words of Ludwig von Beethoven before he died. We attach a lot of significance to the last words of famous people for … Continue reading

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November 18 – Trials

Psalm 46; Zechariah 11:1-17; 1 Peter 1:3-9 Christian mythology is very interesting at times. One of my “favorite” Christian myths is that once you commit to following Jesus as your Savior, all your troubles will go away. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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August 25 – Someone DID Pay

Psalm 112; Proverbs 15:13-17; 1 Peter 3:8-12 It’s happened again. It’s happening more often as the days go by. My friend lost their job because they wouldn’t do something unethical at work. When they invoked their faith in Christ, they … Continue reading

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July 26 – It’s All About Me – maybe not

Psalm 55:16-23; Esther 6:1—7:6; Romans 9:30—10:4 Everyone loved Gaston. The men wanted to be Gaston. The women wanted to marry Gaston. He was the village hero. He was the man who led the hunts that provided the food. The problem … Continue reading

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June 20 – That’s Crazy!

Psalm 64; Job 18:1-21; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Terry Bisson wrote the following in the midst of a comedic writing called “They’re Made Out of Meat” for Omni magazine in 1990. In this piece, two aliens are discussing the discovery of … Continue reading

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