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January 19 – Getting Down in the Dirt

Genesis 46-48 Matthew 13:1-30 “And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from … Continue reading

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October 15 – Born to Worship

Revelation 15; Esther 6:14-8:17; Psalm 107:1-22 What’s the point of worship? Is it to have an experience. A lot of churches will talk about the “worship experience” that their church has that will lead you to new heights in your … Continue reading

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August 17 – Gone But Not Forgotten

John 3:1-21; 1 Chronicles 12; Zechariah2 Someone once asked me why Baptists don’t observe Lent. I gave them a funny look and said, with a smile of course, “Baptists don’t have anything left to give up.” We laughed. They took … Continue reading

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August 14 – Perspective

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 There’s an old Hindu fable about 6 blind men experiencing an elephant for the first time. Each of the men touches a different part of the elephant and then describes what the elephant … Continue reading

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January 18 – Oh Lord, It’s Hard To Be Humble

Luke 14:1-24; Genesis 25; Psalm 18 The story is told about an incident with Booker T Washington not long after he took over the presidency of the Tuskegee Institute. He was walking in a wealthier neighborhood. A lady saw him … 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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Update on Life

Yes, I am still around. I have been fighting my asthma all school year which has made it difficult to concentrate and write. Some of the treatments I had to take meant that I didn’t have enough time to focus on … Continue reading

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June 8 – What I Really Need

Romans 13; 1 Samuel 25; Psalm 68 Our economy is based on consumerism. Ads are designed to appeal to people like me and make me not just want, but NEED, the latest thing – whether that be a soft drink … Continue reading

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May 21 – Let’s Get Real

Acts 27:1-12; 1 Samuel 2:11-36; Psalm 50 Eli was the priest at the main shrine in Israel before the Temple was built. He was a godly man and Samuel was entrusted to his care. His sons, however were problem children. … Continue reading

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January 16 – He Had It Coming?

Luke 13:1-17; Genesis 23; Psalm 16 It’s easy to fall into the trap of imagining God as a divine agent of retribution. I got a great blessing – obviously I deserved it. Those people who caused me trouble had a … Continue reading

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