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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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June 3 – Spiritual Droughts

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 Saul and David had an interesting relationship. David originally began meeting with Saul to play music when a troubling spirit came over Saul. The music would soothe him. Then came Goliath and Saul … Continue reading

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November 30 – Singing the Songs of Faith

Galatians 4:21-31; Lamentations 3-4; Psalm 146 Many of the songs we sing are written in the midst of pain. We have a whole music genre called “Blues” that focuses on pain. Some make jokes that country music is that way … Continue reading

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August 11 – Never Give Up!

2 Corinthians 12; 1 Chronicles 1-2; Habakkuk 3 I am not much of a movie connoisseur. I love movies and when I was growing up I would watch most any movie that came on TV. You didn’t have to worry … Continue reading

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