Tag Archives: Culture

March 14 – Whatever It Takes

Deuteronomy 22-24 Mark 14:1-26 “Jesus sent two of his followers and said to them, ‘Go into the city and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. When he goes into a house, tell the owner … Continue reading

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December 24 – What’s In A Name?

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 My wife and I discussed baby names long before she was even pregnant. We knew the names we wanted to use and we knew why a year or two before we even tried to … Continue reading

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January 14 – Stuff is Not Good Enough

Luke 12:1-31; Genesis 21; Psalm 14 You’ve probably heard about stories of rich millionaires, even billionaires, who take a “bombshell” wife that’s fifty or sixty years younger. It isn’t long before he dies and his new will leaves everything to … Continue reading

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August 4 – When the Culture Crumbles

Psalm 33:12-22; Job 21:1-16; Romans 9:1-9 In 1662 a number of churches in America adopted what was called the “Half-Way Covenant.” These churches had many people who had been baptized as infants, but had never shown proof of conversion later … Continue reading

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July 22 – “Them”

Psalm 138; Esther 3:7-15; Acts 2:22-36 “They” are always around. “They” are different. It may be their skin color, their language, their culture, their heritage, or their religion; but “they” are always around us. We have a natural reaction to … Continue reading

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May 13 – Counter Culture Christians

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; Isaiah 44:1-4; Galatians 6:7-10 No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. Thus begins John Donne’s Poem entitled “No Man is an Island.” It … Continue reading

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April 25 – Not the Culture Club

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 There is a bit of cultural arrogance in every culture. “The way we do it is best,” is at least thought by just about everyone at one time or another. It really gets bad … Continue reading

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October 3 — Countering the Culture

Revelation 3; Nehemiah 4; Psalm 98 When it comes to elite cities of ancient Rome, Laodicea was at the top of the list. When an earthquake destroyed the city and Rome offered help, Laodicea turned them down because they could … Continue reading

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May 10 – Money, Culture and God’s Plan

Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 There are a lot of reasons why people reject the idea of following Christ. If you do it right, following Christ causes you to reject other gods, may hurt the economy and may go … Continue reading

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April 25 – Crossing Boundaries

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 It was a pivotal time in the life of the Church. As the persecution of Saul waned, God opened a door that none of the members of the early church really thought about. He … Continue reading

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