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January 14 – When You Get Arrested…

Genesis 33-35 Matthew 10:1-20 “When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given the things to say. It will not really be you speaking but the Spirit … Continue reading

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January 7 – What’s the Motivation?

Genesis 18-19 Matthew 6:1-18 “Your giving should be done in secret. Your Father can see what is done in secret, and he will reward you.” (Matthew 6:4 NCV) In this next section of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus talks … Continue reading

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January 3 – I Think We Got This Backwards

Genesis 7-9 Matthew 3 “At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River and wanted John to baptize him. But John tried to stop him, saying, ‘Why do you come to me to be baptized? I need to … Continue reading

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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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