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October 18 Persecution, Love, Grace, And Judgment

Isaiah 53-55 2 Thessalonians 1 “So we brag about you to the other churches of God. We tell them about the way you continue to be strong and have faith even though you are being treated badly and are suffering … Continue reading

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August 15 – Finding Strength and Fellowship in the Church

Psalm 91-93 Romans 15:1-13 “May the patience and encouragement that come from God allow you to live in harmony with each other the way Christ Jesus wants. Then you will all be joined together, and you will give glory to … Continue reading

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April 1 – Jesus Taught It, Did It, and Expects Me to Do It

Judges 13-15 Luke 6:27-49 “But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NCV) The message … Continue reading

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February 11 – No Secrets From God

Leviticus 11-12 Matthew 26:1-25 “Then Judas, who would give Jesus to his enemies, said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, surely I am not the one, am I?’ Jesus answered, ‘Yes, it is you.’” (Matthew 26:25) The Pharisees were fed up. They wanted … Continue reading

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December 11 – The Battle Against Spiritual Forces of Wickedness

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 During the Vietnam War, Country Joe and the Fish asked the kind of question that should be asked by anyone who thinks war is an option: “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” … Continue reading

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June 7 – How to Get Even With God

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 One of the most important tactics of war doesn’t occur on the battlefield, it occurs in the media and the speeches of the leaders. That tactic is one designed to de-humanize the enemy. … Continue reading

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July 8 – You Have To Be Carefully Taught

Psalm 25:1-10; Genesis 41:37-49; Acts 7:9-16 In the movie “South Pacific” one of the points of the drama deals with the problems caused by prejudice. One of the songs in the movie has a message that we need to hear … Continue reading

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June 22 – Anything You Say

Psalm 64; Ezekiel 32:1-10; Luke 9:37-43a My first year as a teacher was tough. I taught kids with special educational needs. In addition to those needs, many of them were behavior problems. I had class sizes of 24-28 kids, 3 … Continue reading

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May 30 – Getting It All Together

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 How often do people say “I’ll follow Jesus someday; I just need to get my life straight first?”  Too often people have this misconception that God can only love us and let us … Continue reading

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January 3 – Dealing with Enemies

Luke 6:27-49; Genesis 6:1-7:24; Psalm 3 We don’t have good relationships with everyone we know. In fact, Jesus talked about this idea later in His ministry when He told His disciples that if people persecuted Him, they would persecute those … Continue reading

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