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Fit For a Spy Novel!

I have no doubt that Jesus had arranged for one of His followers, who remained nameless, to provide this colt for Him to enter Jerusalem. Jesus sent the disciples to pick up this colt and it’s interesting that He knows that no one has ever ridden on this animal. It’s also interesting to me that Jesus didn’t tell them to contact anyone, perhaps to spare them harm should inquiries be made by the Pharisees or the Sadducees later (?), but to see this colt, untie him and bring him to Jesus. While Jesus told them not to initiate contact, He gave them would would be considered a countersign to let the owner know that the right people were taking this colt. It’s fitting that the beginning of the end of this mission from God should have some old-fashioned spycraft at the start of things. Continue reading

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July 2 – Fruitless and Faithless: A Tale of Two Curses

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 “And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’” (Mark 11:21 NKJV) Sometimes the strangest stories have a background that clears things up. The story … Continue reading

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March 28 – Nevertheless, He Persisted – To His Own Regret

My schedule has been convoluted since my daughter’s wedding and my wife’s graduation ceremony. (EdD) I’m finally getting back on schedule. I hope. Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 “Then Balak said to him, ‘Please come with me … Continue reading

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August 7 – God Doesn’t Teach Us To Hate

Psalm 72-73 Romans 9:1-15 “I wish I could help my Jewish brothers and sisters, my people. I would even wish that I were cursed and cut off from Christ if that would help them. They are the people of Israel, … Continue reading

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April 1 – Jesus Taught It, Did It, and Expects Me to Do It

Judges 13-15 Luke 6:27-49 “But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NCV) The message … Continue reading

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June 14 – Curses….

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 30:1-12; Galatians 3:10-14 What is the worst thing that can happen to a professional or college athlete? Obviously a career ending injury would have to be one of the worst. But, if you really want a … Continue reading

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May 18 – Sin and Grace

Psalm 48; Numbers 24:1-14; Luke 1:26-38 The difference between “right” and “wrong” is never a matter of perspective. When someone wants to entice another person to do wrong, they always want you to look at the issue from “another view.” … Continue reading

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March 29 – Don’t Follow The Money

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 Don’t you hate it when people with money and power can do anything they want; or at least seem to do that? People with money or power seem to be able to … Continue reading

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