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October 5 – Let the Peoples Praise You!

Revelation 5; Nehemiah 7:5-8:12; Psalm 100 One of the sad truths throughout history is that people have hated others for being different. In the ancient days, our tribe was good, yours was bad. Warfare would spring up between tribes over … Continue reading

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February 19 – “It’s The Law”

Matthew 1; Exodus 20:1-21:36; Proverbs 9 “The Supreme Court has decided. It’s the law.” Many people let something as small as a Supreme Court decision be the guiding factor of right and wrong in their lives. Charles Hamilton Houston didn’t. … Continue reading

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February 17 – The Cheers of the Crowd

Hebrews 12; Exodus 16:1-17:16; Proverbs 7:6-27 I think every boy dreams of standing at the podium, accepting the MVP trophy for the Super Bowl, in front of a crowd that is cheering wildly. Ok, not every boy. Some don’t like … Continue reading

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September 25 – Clueless

Amos 6:1a 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 It’s hard to say this without sounding judgmental, but some people are just clueless. There, I’ve said it. You can now think quietly about some of those people in your … Continue reading

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April 27 – On Greed and Poverty

Psalm 133; Leviticus 19:9-18; Luke 10:25-28 Ok, I confess. When I have an ice cream sundae, I want to get ever last bit of that ice creamy and chocolatey goodness. I run my spoon over every part of the bowl … Continue reading

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October 29 – Harsh Words

2 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 29-30; Psalm 119:1-32 There seems to be a myth that Christians should not take a hard stance on issues. According to that myth, we are to be soft, fuzzy, and loving to all people. We are … Continue reading

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October 4 – Poverty

Revelation 4; Nehemiah 5:1-7:4; Psalm 99 The Jews in exile, while they were mostly allowed to live freely, were still under the rule of foreigners. Many were slaves whose families had been captured during Nebuchadnezzar’s conquering of Judah. One of … Continue reading

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June 12 – Living in Debt

Romans 16; 2 Samuel 1; Psalm 72 Throughout the ages there has been a tension between the “haves” and the “have nots.” In the United States, while that tension is still there, almost all of us have one thing in … Continue reading

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April 15 – Restoration

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 God cares for people who are in poverty. That seems like an obvious statement because we all do that, right? We pay our taxes that help give money to people in need. In truth, … Continue reading

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February 24 – Showing Mercy

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 There is a theological strain throughout many religions that those who are poor have somehow earned their deity’s displeasure. If people were righteous they would not be poor. The book of Job is on … Continue reading

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