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May 7 – When You Know God’s Will – Do It!

2 Kings 1-3 Luke 24:1-35 “The women left the tomb and told all these things to the eleven apostles and the other followers.” (Luke 24:9 NCV) If you wanted to start a new religion in ancient Israel, there would be … Continue reading

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February 15 – We Can Choose Our Reaction

Leviticus 17-18 Matthew 27:27-50 “But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice and died.” (Matthew 27:50 NCV) He had endured the kangaroo court of the Sanhedrin. He’d been used as a pawn in the struggle between Pilate and the … Continue reading

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May 1 – Growth of the Church

Acts 14; Joshua 22; Job 31 When I was younger, traveling with my parents, around meal times my dad would start scanning for places to eat. He’d look for billboards advertising local restaurants. When he had found a possible place … Continue reading

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January 13 – We Got Rules

Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13 They live among us. They are checking up to make sure that everyone is following the rules. You know them. It’s the kid in class who tells the teacher that the kid, who probably … Continue reading

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June 24 – God Can’t Love You Any More!

Psalm 16; 2 Kings 1:1-16; Galatians 4:8-20 George Washington is known as the Father of our Country. He held the American army together through some very difficult times, made some brilliant moves as the Commanding General of the army, and … Continue reading

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May 2 – Early Church Mystique

Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32 Ah, the mystique of the early church. How many times have we heard people say something like, “If only we could go back to the days of the early church….” The belief, of course, … Continue reading

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April 25 – Not the Culture Club

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 There is a bit of cultural arrogance in every culture. “The way we do it is best,” is at least thought by just about everyone at one time or another. It really gets bad … Continue reading

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April 23 – Encouragers

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 Teamwork is a concept we don’t really understand in the United States. Sure, we root for our favorite sports teams, but let’s face it – we’re individualists. Some of us change “favorite teams” as … Continue reading

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April 22 – Hopeless Cases

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 Have you ever seen a “hopeless case?” You know the kind of person I mean. From a Christian perspective a “hopeless case” is someone so evil and so enmeshed in their religious beliefs that … Continue reading

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April 29 – Answering the Call

Acts 13:1-25; Joshua 18-19; Job 29 As followers of Jesus we often recognize the need for more people to go out to proclaim the gospel. We hear the words of Jesus calling us to pray that more laborers be sent … Continue reading

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