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August 28 – Are You A Strong Christian?

Psalm 123-125 1 Corinthians 10:1-18 “If you think you are strong, you should be careful not to fall.” (1 Corinthians 10:12 NCV) There’s a danger for Christians that we don’t think about very often. Paul recognized that danger, especially in … Continue reading

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June 27 – The Good News Overpowers the Bad News

Job 8-10 Acts 8:26-40 “The officer said to Philip, ‘Please tell me, who is the prophet talking about—himself or someone else?’ Philip began to speak, and starting with this same Scripture, he told the man the Good News about Jesus.” … Continue reading

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June 23 – That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It

Esther 9-10 Acts 7:1-21 “Jacob’s sons became jealous of Joseph and sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him 10 and saved him from all his troubles. The king of Egypt liked Joseph and respected … Continue reading

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March 1 – The Key to the Christian Life: Forgiveness

Since my Bible Reading program decided either that we were perfect on March 1 or that God had nothing to say to us – see previous post – I used the text from last night’s revival services. It was a … Continue reading

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August 31 – On Bringing Knives to Gunfights And Stoning God

John 8:48-59; 2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Malachi 2:10-4:7 As I write this, people are pounding the drums of war. North Korea keeps flinging missiles and doing nuclear tests, making themselves out to be ready to initiate war. Not to be outdone, … Continue reading

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July 11 – Breaking Up is Easy – Comparatively

Mark 16; 1 Kings 12:1-31; Hosea 14 Forming a new country isn’t easy. When South Sudan became an independent country in 2011, certain steps needed to be followed. One of the first things they needed to do was to declare … Continue reading

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July 6 – A Day of Reckoning

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 In the movie “Return of the Jedi,” Luke Skywalker freed Han Solo from his carbonite freezer. While Han was recovering, and discovers that Luke has freed him, he asked “How we doing?” Luke … Continue reading

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March 21 – More Manna? Anything Else?

Matthew 19:16-30; Numbers 11-12; Ecclesiastes 8 Shel Silverstein wrote the lyrics to a song that tells of a man who made it all. He was living what our society would call the good life. He could have whatever he wanted. … Continue reading

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February 10 – “We Don’t Need No Education” – Oh Yeah?

Hebrews 7; Exodus 3:1-4:31; Psalm 41 Matthew Gaines was a slave who had escaped and been captured twice. After the second time, he was sent to Fredericksburg, Texas, to work. His desire for freedom was borne of the education he … Continue reading

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February 9 – Oppression

Hebrews 6:13-20; Exodus 1:1-2:25; Psalm 40 After the Civil War, former slaves began to work in our country and make economic and political headway. As they began making progress, some people, especially in the south got worried. The began to … Continue reading

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