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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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June 19 – Rise Above

Mark 4:21-41; 2 Samuel 11-12; Daniel 6 There are some people who survive in “cut-throat” environments. A work place might be filled with political or personal intrigue or drama. Advancement is based not only on personal achievement, but also on … Continue reading

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April 22 – Destroying our Enemies

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 At the end of the War Between the States Abraham Lincoln was called upon to treat the South harshly. He was told that he would have to destroy his enemies. Lincoln continued to work … Continue reading

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February 24 – Dealing with Enemies

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 When countries are at war the leaders seek to dehumanize those living in the opposing country or countries. Derogatory nicknames are created to apply to everyone who is from that country. Soldiers are warned … Continue reading

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