Tag Archives: Damascus

July 14 – Human Wisdom or the Power of God?

1 Corinthians 2; 1 Kings 15:1-32; Joel 2:12-32 There is a popular Christian teaching floating around the theological world these days. I saw it bought up by a friend of mine, Chris DeLuna, pastor at Church of Grace in Robstown. … Continue reading

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June 23 – That Seeing They Might Believe

Mark 6:30-56; 2 Samuel 16; Daniel 10 Many years ago there was a fad where you would be shown a picture that seemed to be a design of some kind. You would then be told “There’s an elephant in that … Continue reading

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May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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May 19 – There’s No Such Thing as “Too Bad”

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 One of the most frustrating things I deal with when talking with people about Jesus is that they try to tell me that they’re “not good enough” to follow Jesus. There are things in … Continue reading

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April 27 – “Christians”

Acts 11:19-30; Joshua 13-14; Job 27 In October, 1993 the sports world was rocked by the announcement that Michael Jordan was retiring from basketball. He had just finished leading the Chicago Bulls to their third straight championship. Most thought Jordan … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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April 22 – Hard to Reconcile

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 In April of 1994 one of the most horrific modern examples of genocide began in Rwanda. During a 100 day period members of the Hutu tribe systematically killed members of the Tutsi tribe, or … Continue reading

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June 5 – Switching Teams

1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17 Free agency has caused some strange situations in sports. None of those situations are stranger than those cases where a player switches from one rival team to another. The star, once … Continue reading

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