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April 17 – Good Decisions

Acts 6; Deuteronomy 28; Job 17 Henry Ford had a problem. His Model-T car was too successful. He had introduced the assembly line in 1913 and production rose so much that he started making lots of money. His workers, however, … Continue reading

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November 15 – Living in Grace

Psalm 141; Ezekiel 39:21—40:4; 1 Corinthians 10:23—11:1 One of the issues with a faith that is based on grace rather than laws is that you can make a case for doing just about anything you want. The phrase that you … Continue reading

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November 11 – Thanks

Psalm 98; 2 Samuel 21:1-14; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12 Canada has already done it. The United States will do it soon. I am speaking of course of the holiday of Thanksgiving. In that area, Canada leads the United States by celebrating … Continue reading

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November 4 – Is Your Conscience Clear?

Psalm 17:1-9; Genesis 38:1-26; Acts 24:10-23 Sometimes you wonder about people. Why do they do what they do? In a “true confessions” site people explained why they got fired from their jobs. One of the strangest reasons was the guy … Continue reading

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July 11 – Keeping Things Even

Psalm 25:11-20; Job 24:1-8; James 2:1-7 A while back my pastor asked me to take his place in a ministry that he is involved in outside the church. I would share the gospel with some homeless men at a shelter … Continue reading

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June 16 – A Changed Heart

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 56:9-12; Romans 2:17-29 When I was growing up, you became attached to teams based on where you live. Then free agency exploded. Then cable TV came into existence. People started following specific players or they followed teams … Continue reading

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June 13 – Cleaning Out the Muck

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 29:1-19; Galatians 3:1-9 The garbage disposal is an amazing tool in the kitchen. It lets you get rid of food type trash by chopping it up and sending it down the drain. That way, those little … Continue reading

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January 19 – Who’s Right?

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 145 (Praise God’s faithfulness); Song of Solomon 4:1-8 (The bride’s beauty extolled); 1 Corinthians 1:3-17 (Appeal for unity) The political primary season tends to be divisive. People get behind their candidate and say all … Continue reading

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May 27 – Heart Issues

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 One of the problems in the early church was the struggle between the Jewish roots of Christianity and the all-inclusive nature of the gospel message. Many Jews felt an extra sense of pride … Continue reading

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May 2 – Early Church Mystique

Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32 Ah, the mystique of the early church. How many times have we heard people say something like, “If only we could go back to the days of the early church….” The belief, of course, … Continue reading

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