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October 25 – Respecting the Members of the Human Family

Jeremiah 6-8 1 Timothy 5 “Do not speak angrily to an older man, but plead with him as if he were your father. Treat younger men like brothers, older women like mothers, and younger women like sisters. Always treat them … Continue reading

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October 16 – How Should We Then Live?

Isaiah 47-49 1 Thessalonians 4 “Do all you can to live a peaceful life. Take care of your own business, and do your own work as we have already told you. If you do, then people who are not believers … Continue reading

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October 10 – Death To My Old Way, Power To Live My New Way

Isaiah 34-36 Colossians 2 “When you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and you were raised up with him through your faith in God’s power that was shown when he raised Christ from the dead.” (Colossians 2:12 NCV) One … Continue reading

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March 5 – Love Each Other Now, Avoid the Rush

Numbers 32-34 Mark 9:30-50 “But Jesus said, ‘Don’t stop him, because anyone who uses my name to do powerful things will not easily say evil things about me. Whoever is not against us is with us. I tell you the … Continue reading

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September 10 – The Test Jesus Gave

John 13:21-38; 2 Chronicles 19; Psalm 78:38-55 Many years ago, a car company had a commercial to highlight discounts on their cars. In order to get the discount, though, you had to go down to the store and guess the … Continue reading

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April 4 – Two Cups

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 We love to shorten long phrases into acronyms. Sometimes, acronyms may have more than one meaning. Imagine the horror of the person who wants to send lots of love to someone who is going … Continue reading

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March 11 – When Weeds Become Wheat

Matthew 13:24-58; Leviticus 19; Proverbs 29 Mass hysteria struck Massachusetts from February of 1692 to May of 1693. A few children began to act strangely. People began to denounce others as witches. The fact that one of the so-called witches … Continue reading

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May 8 – Team

Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14 16-17 20-21; John 17:20-26 Teamwork can be a beautiful thing. When a team is working right, everything seems to click. Team members know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and work to emphasize each one’s … Continue reading

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April 24 – Loving Each Other

Acts 11:1-18; Psalm 148; Revelation 21:1-6; John 13:31-35 As a teacher I have been known to give assignments where the grading was simple: if you did the assignment you got a 100. If you didn’t do the assignment, you got … Continue reading

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January 19 – Who’s Right?

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 145 (Praise God’s faithfulness); Song of Solomon 4:1-8 (The bride’s beauty extolled); 1 Corinthians 1:3-17 (Appeal for unity) The political primary season tends to be divisive. People get behind their candidate and say all … Continue reading

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