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July 18 – As You Were….

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3 The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960’s. Attitudes changed so that Christian values relating to sexuality and marriage gave way to more permissive attitudes. Fears of the consequences that came from a … Continue reading

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May 29 – Carry On in Faith

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 It’s been a long while since I’ve been to an amusement park. I have to admit, I enjoy the rides and the shows, but I hate the lines. For some of the roller … Continue reading

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April 16 – All Because of the Resurrection

Acts 5:17-42; Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16 Jesus changed the world. Most people describe the year based on the number of years since His birth – slightly miscalculated, but that was the intent. Most Christians observe Sunday as a day of … Continue reading

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March 19 – Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35; Numbers 7-8; Ecclesiastes 6 Dylan Roof is notorious for his murder of nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He had told people that he was going to kill a bunch of people, … Continue reading

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January 22 – Before They Ask

Luke 17; Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22 “The Gospel is un-American” a friend of mine wrote recently. If you are a good American Christian, that might set your teeth on edge a bit. If you don’t live in the United States, … Continue reading

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January 20 – The Searching God

Luke 15; Genesis 27:1-45; Psalm 20 Field Trips. I think that most people outside the world of education think field trips are nothing but fun and games. They don’t realize the planning that must go into a field trip so … Continue reading

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September 29 – Destroying Snakes

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 18:1-8 28-36; Revelation 2:8-11 There is this mythical belief among Christians that somehow, if they had more direct contact with God, they wouldn’t sin. I say mythical because that belief contradicts human nature, and we actually … Continue reading

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July 24 – Shocking!

Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]; Luke 11:1-13 It was about 200 years ago that Mary Shelley conceived the idea of Frankenstein. Perhaps I should say Frankenstein’s Monster. In the book, Dr. Frankenstein takes body parts from different dead … Continue reading

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July 13 – Share the Gospel or Social Gospel?

Psalm 25:11-20; Ecclesiastes 9:13-18; Matthew 25:31-46 I recently heard someone talk about the “social gospel” and how excited he was that other churches were getting involved in it. The “social gospel” is the idea that we go out and meet … Continue reading

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June 4 – Restored Relationship

Psalm 30; 2 Samuel 14:25-33; Matthew 9:2-8 The Day of Atonement. Every year the Jewish High Priest would enter the Holy of Holies and make atonement for the people of Israel. It is on this day sins were forgiven. Oh, … Continue reading

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