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September 21 – When Courage Comes

John 20:19-31; 2 Chronicles 32; Psalm 88 Don’t you hate it when the best stories are apocryphal? We love the stories. We repeat them as great examples, only to find out that they may not be true. For example, according … Continue reading

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September 11 – There Is Only One Way…

John 14:1-14; 2 Chronicles 20:1-21:1; Psalm 78:56-72 My wife has a habit of naming inanimate objects. Our GPS unit is “Sally.” (With a voice like that, it couldn’t be male.) Whenever we go somewhere, we set Sally up and punch … Continue reading

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August 25 – No Empty Shelves There

John 6:22-59; 1 Chronicles 24; Zechariah 10 The first things to disappear from store shelves when a hurricane is coming are water and bread. We have to have that water. We have to have that bread. Those are vital for … Continue reading

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August 23 – Whatta Ya Know?

John 5:19-47; 1 Chronicles 20:1-22:1; Zechariah 8 Science is the art of knowing. It is an ever-expanding thirst for knowledge that’s never satiated as each discovery leads to even more questions. This thirst, this quest for knowledge, is why “Settled … Continue reading

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August 2 – Troubles Come

2 Corinthians 1:1-2:4; 2 Kings 14; Micah 4:1-5:1 My dad had a friend named Bill the last years of his life. Bill W made a great change in his life and the funny thing is that Bill had died years … Continue reading

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May 31 – Dead to Sin

Romans 6; 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 60 Northwestern University psychologists conducted a study that was reported on by Scientific American in 2010. The article was titled “Why We Return to Bad Habits.” In the study, people who had quit smoking … Continue reading

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February 2 – Who to Forgive?

Luke 23:26-56; Genesis 42; Psalm 33 In June of 2015 Dylan Roof entered the prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. By the time he was finished, he had killed 9 people including the pastor. His hopes were to … Continue reading

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December 14 – Constant Change or Constant?

Isaiah 11:1-9; Numbers 16:1-19; Hebrews 13:7-17 “The only thing that is constant is change.” Heraclitus told us that back in the 500s B.C. In many ways that’s true. I used to teach kids in middle school. I see them ten … Continue reading

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November 20 – Forgiveness

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 “Friends applaud. The comedy is finished.” Those were the last words of Ludwig von Beethoven before he died. We attach a lot of significance to the last words of famous people for … Continue reading

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November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

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