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August 6 – Producing Godly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16; 2 Kings 19; Nahum 1 “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you … Continue reading

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July 25 – What Are You Saying?

1 Corinthians 11:17-34; 2 Kings 5; Obadiah 1 T-Shirts make interesting statements. My son was known for some of the most amusing T-shirts, and when people saw shirts they thought would fit in with his collection, they added to it. … Continue reading

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July 21 – Surrendering Freedoms

1 Corinthians 8; 1 Kings 22; Amos 6 A quote from Benjamin Franklin surfaced about fifteen years ago and people post it to social media quite often. “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, … Continue reading

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July 12 – Becoming One

1 Corinthians 1:1-17; 1 Kings 12:32-13:34; Joel 1 It’s a meme that never grows old. This is the one that reminds us that, “You had one job” and the picture accompanying the meme is something done wrong. It could be … Continue reading

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May 4 – When God Says “No”

Acts 16:1-15; Judges 2-3; Job 34 If the most famous authors of our time were able to sit down around the table some night, I have no doubt that at some point the conversation would turn to rejection. I would … Continue reading

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April 28 – When God Answers

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 Clay Lein might be forgiven for not expecting his prayer to be answered. His wife had begged him to go to church with her. He went, even though he was an atheist, because “that’s … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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February 12 – Power in the Blood

Hebrews 9:1-22; Exodus 6:28-8:32; Proverbs 2 “The blood tells us a lot,” the nurse said as she was taking my wife’s blood for testing. I laughed as I heard her say that because she reminded me of a line from … Continue reading

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February 1 – Following the Mob

Luke 23:1-25; Genesis 41; Psalm 32 One of the most horrific episodes in American history is what happened to people who were black in the south after the Civil War. They began to prosper in many different ways, and that … Continue reading

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January 23 – A Tale of Two Prayers

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 You can divide society in many ways. I’ve seen people do that. They want to pit the rich against the poor; skin color against skin color; “my” primary language against “your” primary language; male … Continue reading

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