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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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June 4 – When We’re With Him

2 Chronicles 21-22 John 14 “There are many rooms in my Father’s house; I would not tell you this if it were not true. I am going there to prepare a place for you. After I go and prepare a … Continue reading

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March 22 – In the Presence of the Lord

Joshua 10-12 Luke 1:39-56 “You are blessed because you believed that what the Lord said to you would really happen.” (Luke 1:45 NCV) Under normal circumstances, no one would have noticed this meeting between an older lady who was expecting … Continue reading

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December 2 – Always Appeal to Higher Instincts

Galatians 5:16-26; Ezekiel 1; Psalm 148 “Don’t throw me in the briar patch!” Most of us have heard and understood the purpose of these words uttered by Br’er Rabbit after Br’er Fox had tricked and caught him. Br’er Fox’s ears … Continue reading

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July 18 – As You Were….

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3 The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960’s. Attitudes changed so that Christian values relating to sexuality and marriage gave way to more permissive attitudes. Fears of the consequences that came from a … Continue reading

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March 24 – Authority

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 When I got a little sassy as a child, my mom might ask me, “Who do you think you are?” When I was really young and didn’t get what she was really asking, I … Continue reading

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August 6 – God, Money…Your Choice

Psalm 33:12-22; Genesis 11:27-32; Matthew 6:19-24 Every four years at this time the world stops its bickering, well, mostly, and turns their eyes to the Olympic Games. The Opening Ceremonies are over and the competition has begun. We pay homage … Continue reading

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June 8 – What I Really Need

Romans 13; 1 Samuel 25; Psalm 68 Our economy is based on consumerism. Ads are designed to appeal to people like me and make me not just want, but NEED, the latest thing – whether that be a soft drink … Continue reading

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December 2 – Freedom in the Spirit

Galatians 5:16-26; Ezekiel 1; Psalm 148 Freedom is an often misunderstood idea. Freedom doesn’t mean that you can do anything you want. As someone put it, “Freedom to swing your arm stops where my nose begins.” As Christians, though, that … Continue reading

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September 3 – Strength

John 10:1-21; 2 Chronicles 8; Psalm 73 We all have things that we secretly want. Our priorities are laid bare by challenges like, “If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?” We make our lists and … Continue reading

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