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November 18 – Living in Community with Brothers, Sisters, and Strangers

Ezekiel 8-10 Hebrews 13 “Keep on loving one another as brothers and sisters. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.” (Hebrews 13:1-2 NCV) This last … Continue reading

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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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April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

(Published late at night because – Sunday and church obligations make it hard to write this earlier!) 1 Kings 6-7 Luke 20:27-47 “Jesus said to them, ‘On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be … Continue reading

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February 22 – Being a Force of Good In an Evil World

Numbers 3-4 Mark 3:20-35 “But the teachers of the law from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is living inside him! He uses power from the ruler of demons to force demons out of people.’” (Mark 3:22) Pure goodness is so contrary … Continue reading

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February 1 – Focusing on God’s Plan

Fighting to post this before the next crash Exodus 27-28 Matthew 21:1-22 “The leading priests and the teachers of the law saw that Jesus was doing wonderful things and that the children were praising him in the Temple, saying, ‘Praise … Continue reading

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December 17 – Rejoicing and Gentleness – What Christians Should Act Like

Philippians 4; Ezekiel 24; Isaiah 52 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a great motivational speaker and preacher. He tells this story on himself that I’ve always loved. “A drunk saw Peale across a busy restaurant. ‘Dr. Peale, Dr. Peale, he … Continue reading

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November 19 – Welcome to the Family!

Please note: I didn’t get this written yesterday before church. When I got home after church, I had computer problems and didn’t think about this again until late at night. I finished yesterday’s this morning and will finish today’s later. … Continue reading

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November 17 – A Warning to Those Who Oppress Others

James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133 You know “those” business people. Everything they do works out. They start businesses with the craziest business plans, and they succeed. They purchase businesses that are failing and have no hope, and within a … 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 30 – Ending Slavery

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 The institution of slavery is one of the darkest blots on mankind throughout history. Among ways slavery has been practices throughout history, what happened in the United States was one of the most … Continue reading

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