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October 8 – Don’t Just Look for the Helpers, Be One

Isaiah 30-31 Philippians 4 “Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. Do what you learned and … Continue reading

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June 12 – Seeing Is Believing, and They’re Looking at Us

Ezra 3-5 John 20 “A week later the followers were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. The doors were locked, but Jesus came in and stood right in the middle of them. He said, ‘Peace be with … Continue reading

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February 15 – We Can Choose Our Reaction

Leviticus 17-18 Matthew 27:27-50 “But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice and died.” (Matthew 27:50 NCV) He had endured the kangaroo court of the Sanhedrin. He’d been used as a pawn in the struggle between Pilate and the … Continue reading

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October 28 – Christian, Christian, Wherefore Art Thou, Christian

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 Teen love can be a terrible thing to watch. Shakespeare showed us that in the classic play of Romeo and Juliet. According to Shakespeare, Juliet was 13 and Romeo was just a bit … Continue reading

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August 2 – Troubles Come

2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4; 2 Kings 14; Micah 4:1-5:1 My dad had a friend named Bill the last years of his life. Bill W made a great change in his life and the funny thing is that Bill had died years … Continue reading

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June 5 – The Grace-full Remnant

Romans 11:1-24; 1 Samuel 20; Psalm 65 One of the popular themes in literature used in novels today is survival after the apocalypse. Post-apocalyptical literature includes a group of people who survive the war, most likely nuclear, or the great … Continue reading

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December 9 – Is It Worth It?

Psalm 126; Isaiah 35:3-7; Luke 7:18-30 “Was it worth it?” I think many of us ask that question as we come to the end of a long project. Was it worth the time and the effort? We look at how … Continue reading

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November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

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September 16 – The Lawyer

Psalm 113; Ezekiel 22:17-31; Romans 8:31-39 There’s an old joke about an engineer who dies, arrives at the Pearly Gates, and is told by Peter that he can’t find the engineer’s name in the book of life so he has … Continue reading

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June 18 – Politics and Christians

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 59:1-8; Matthew 9:27-34 Science Fiction usually uses one of two themes. The first is that technology has made everything so much better that the world is an awesome place. Somehow, trouble arises even in this idyllic land … Continue reading

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