Tag Archives: Ephesus

May 12 – Stay on Message

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Whether it’s a political campaign or someone advertising a product, a good consultant will remind the candidate or the ad company to stay on message. It’s easy to get distracted and support other good … Continue reading

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May 10 – Changed Hearts

Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 You’ve probably seen, or heard, the phrase “You can’t legislate morality” if you’ve ever gotten into a discussion about certain moral issues and laws related to those issues. At first glance, it seems like … Continue reading

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November 14 – Throwing Out Words

Psalm 141; Ezekiel 11:14-25; Ephesians 4:25—5:2 In the 1960s a boxer by the name of Muhammad Ali “elevated” the “art” of trash talk to new levels. He even released a record of his trash talk as a form of poetry. … Continue reading

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July 5 – The Christian Effect

Psalm 119:73-80; Jeremiah 8:4-13; Acts 19:28-41 In a comedy routine on the old Dick Van Dyke show, Dick’s real life brother, Jerry, plays his brother in the show. Jerry comes home from some time in the army and is upset. … Continue reading

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June 21 – Breaking Barriers

Psalm 64; Job 19:1-22; Ephesians 2:11-22 Surprise homecomings are always fun to watch. There are literally thousands of surprise homecomings of members of the armed forces on YouTube because people enjoy seeing the reaction of a child when their parent … Continue reading

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October 2 – First Love

Revelation 2; Nehemiah 3; Psalm 97 You know when a person is just going through the motions at work. They’re supposed to welcome you to the establishment so you hear them say, “Hi welcome to our store,” as you walk … Continue reading

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May 10 – It’s All About…

(Yep, I forgot to post on Sunday again) Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 Someone jokingly said that Disneyland is a people trap built by a mouse. People flock to Disneyland/world every year because of the entertainment. If someone were … Continue reading

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October 2 – Where’s The Passion?

Revelation 2; Nehemiah 3; Psalm 97 From the viewpoint of an outsider, the Church at Ephesus was the church to follow. They worked hard. They kept heresy out. They were doing all the things that a church should be doing … Continue reading

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May 11 – The Mission

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Paul knew that the time for this missionary journey was over. He had traveled to many cities. He had spent two years in Ephesus. As he got ready to head back to Jerusalem, the … Continue reading

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May 10 – Money, Culture and God’s Plan

Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 There are a lot of reasons why people reject the idea of following Christ. If you do it right, following Christ causes you to reject other gods, may hurt the economy and may go … Continue reading

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