Tag Archives: faithfulness

May 13 – Trouble Ahead

Acts 21:1-36; Judges 16; Psalm 42 You might get ready to call me a heretic, because I’m going to say something that modern Christianity doesn’t like to hear: when you follow God’s will, sometimes bad things happen. I thought about … Continue reading

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January 11 – Watering the House

Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalm 11 During the summer, when the South Texas heat zaps the land, we engage in what seems like a strange ritual. We water our houses. Ok, I know the jokes. “Trying to make your house … Continue reading

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October 18 – Sing!

Psalm 57; 1 Samuel 25:23-35; James 5:7-12 It’s easy to get weighed down by the troubles and concerns of this world. We have an election coming up and we know every negative thing about each of the candidates. I would … Continue reading

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August 8 – What’s Your Song?

Psalm 89:1-18; 2 Chronicles 33:1-17; Hebrews 11:1-7 We’ve all had it happen. Maybe we saw a commercial on TV. Maybe we heard it on the radio. Maybe it was that annoying person on the elevator humming the whole time we … Continue reading

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January 14 – Boundless Love

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 36:5-10 (We feast on the abundance of God’s house); Jeremiah 3:1-5 (Unfaithful Israel); Acts 8:18-24 (God’s gifts cannot be purchased) I imagine there are times when we all wonder if God still loves us. … Continue reading

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May 25 – Faithfulness in the Midst of Persecution

Romans 1:1-15; 1 Samuel 8; Psalm 54 It’s important to remember that the gospel message was spread throughout the known world not only by Paul, but by every believer as they traveled. Aquila and Priscilla met Paul in Corinth after … Continue reading

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May 18 – Commitment

Acts 25; Ruth 1-2; Psalm 47 It’s interesting that words shared in almost every Christian wedding ceremony were spoken by a widow to her widowed mother-in-law. “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from … Continue reading

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April 25 – Not the Culture Club

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 There is a bit of cultural arrogance in every culture. “The way we do it is best,” is at least thought by just about everyone at one time or another. It really gets bad … Continue reading

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March 29 – The Bigger Picture

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 Sometimes as a teacher I get nit-picky when I’m grading. I take off points for missing, or extra, commas. I subtract for wrong use of capitalization. Incomplete sentences get point deductions as … Continue reading

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October 18 – God and the Averages

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 People pay attention to averages and tendencies. A baseball player who hits .300 is generally a pretty good hitter because, on the average, he’ll get one or two hits a game for his team. … Continue reading

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