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November 19 – Religion – Overlord or Guide to Life?

Ezekiel 11-13 James 1 “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” (James 1:27 NCV) Religion was … Continue reading

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September 13 – Connections

John 15:1-16:4; 2 Chronicles 23; Psalm 80 Were I to take you on a drive around South Texas today, you would see branches piled high and deep across roadways from Corpus Christi all the way up the coast. They are, … Continue reading

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November 1 – What a Difference It Makes

Psalm 50; Zechariah 7:1-14; Jude 5-21 If someone was looking into people that claim to follow Christ they should probably ask one very important question: “What difference does it make in their lives?” We make some pretty bold claims as … Continue reading

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July 7 – Faith, Works, Grace

Psalm 25:1-10; Genesis 41:14-36; James 2:14-26 You’ve probably heard people say that we need to do something about poverty in the US. We do. There is no doubt about it. Their solutions, however, don’t match their words. They don’t get … Continue reading

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December 21 – Redeeming the Time

Colossians 3:18-4:18; Ezekiel 31-32; Isaiah 56 The Christian faith is very exclusive. As followers of Christ, most of us believe that there is only one way to establish a relationship with God and that is through Jesus: the one who … Continue reading

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November 14 – Faith That Makes a Difference

James 2; Jeremiah 23-24; Psalm 130 It is a continuous struggle among Christians. Is our relationship with God based on our faith or is it based on our works: doing the good things that make God like us. James reminds … Continue reading

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August 8 – Make a Difference!

2 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 22:1-23:35; Nahum 3 In July of 1998, William Lindsey contacted a university in Scotland. He told them that he felt he was compelled to support a university in Scotland. The person he talked to rebuffed … Continue reading

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