Tag Archives: exile

October 8 – Keep Praying

Revelation 8; Nehemiah 11; Psalm 103 I believe that one of the most ridiculous questions in the world is, “Did you have a good workout?” The answer, of course, is “no” because there’s no such thing as a good workout. … Continue reading

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October 1 – What Ya Got?

Revelation 1; Nehemiah 1-2; Psalm 96 You couldn’t miss the ads. Sometimes it was a famous person with a milk mustache, at other times it was someone unknown, but they all asked a simple question: “Got Milk?” Then you would … Continue reading

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September 25 – A Time To Act

1 John 3; 2 Chronicles 36; Psalm 90 You’ve probably seen the picture. In the picture, taken at a German shipyard in 1936, hundreds of people are enthusiastically giving the Nazi salute. One man, standing at the back, has his … Continue reading

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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … Continue reading

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July 15 – The Perfect Church

1 Corinthians 3; 1 Kings 15:33-16:34; Joel 3 In ancient Israel, the building of the Temple was important. It was the center of all life, not just religious life, for the Israelites. Then the two kingdoms split and Jereboam set … Continue reading

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June 22 – Pray

Mark 6:1-29; 2 Samuel 15; Daniel 9 The movie “”Patton” tells the story of General George C.Patton during World War II. As the war was closing down and troops were attacking German positions, the Germans made one last counter—attack that … Continue reading

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May 28 – It’s All About Who You Know

Psalm 96:1-9; 1 Kings 8:31-40; Luke 4:31-37 I know a lot about our current president. I know his name and his wife’s name. I know where he lives. I know what he did before he became president. I know something … Continue reading

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January 23 – Economic Slavery

(Yes, a day late) Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 19 (The law revives the soul); Nehemiah 5:1-13 (Nehemiah deals with oppression); Luke 2:39-52 (Jesus increases in wisdom) Economic justice is a tricky concept. As Nehemiah led the people when … Continue reading

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June 21 – Returning to God

Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8 Absalom had been banished. No one was happy with the situation, but David left his son in exile over what was a serious family squabble. It was time for him to come back … Continue reading

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December 27 – Hope

Luke 3:1-20; Ezekiel 40-41; Isaiah 62 Hope. The lack of hope brings sickness and death. Hope brings life. Hope restores our spirit and our soul. Israel, in the time of the exile, did not have hope. It fell to Isaiah … Continue reading

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