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Dinner Parties, Legalism, and Politics – Mark 8:1-21

After Jesus fed the four thousand people, they took their boat across the lake and ran into some Pharisees who confronted Jesus and asked for a sign. Jesus rebuked them, and then got out of town with His disciples. On … Continue reading

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May 30 – God’s Great Love

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 Marriages among royalty in ancient times were often more political than romantic. Wives were, in essence, political pawns used to cement alliances and keep the peace. Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon had married Amytis … Continue reading

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August 5 – Soul Food

Psalm 33:12-22; Ecclesiastes 6:1-6; Acts 7:1-8 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” as supposedly shouted by Richard III in Shakespeare’s play. It was a play on the old proverb: For want … Continue reading

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July 27 – Reporting Good News

They started hauling off the loot and then realized there was a city full of starving people. “Then they said to one another, ‘We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.'” The hopeless situation became one of joy and hope to the people. Continue reading

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July 25 – Is That All?

“And Elijah sent a messenger to him saying, ‘Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.'” (2 Kings 5:10) Naaman was furious! He hadn’t traveled all the way from Syria to have some flunky tell him to take a bath in a dirty, muddy river! Continue reading

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July 24 – “How Ya Doing?”

1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9 “How ya doing?” We ask that question never expecting an honest answer. The story is told of a lady at a reception who wanted to show the scant attention paid to others … Continue reading

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