Tag Archives: Forgiveness

December 12 – A Partnership That Changes the World

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 You probably don’t recognize the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford in 1995, became good friends, and dropped out of doctoral work together. They had worked together on some different … Continue reading

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December 10 – Radical Marriages – When Christians Changed the Rules

Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45 When you study history, the process of marriage was quite complex. Marriages were usually arranged for political purposes. King David had a number of wives, but Solomon had him beat with over 700 wives … Continue reading

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December 8 – Dealing With Anger and Bitterness

Ephesians 4:17-32; Ezekiel 12-13; Isaiah 43 You’ve probably seen one of those commercials where someone is foaming at the mouth upset about something that seems trivial. Then, a friend recognizes their anger and hands them a certain brand of candy … Continue reading

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November 25 – God is Patient and We are to be Holy

2 Peter 3; Jeremiah 45-46; Psalm 141 Patience is a virtue, or a super power, some people say. Either way, it’s not something I possess in abundance. I don’t pray for patience either. The last time I prayed for patience, … Continue reading

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November 20 – Returning Blessings For Evil

1 Peter 3; Jeremiah 35-36; Psalm 136 I saw a quote the other day that made me mad. The message of the quote was that the only people you should try to get even with are the people who’ve done … Continue reading

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November 18 – God’s Grace and Glory

1 Peter 1; Jeremiah 31-32; Psalm 134 It’s perhaps one of the oldest driving jokes there is. The wife, not recognizing where they are as the roads pass by asks the husband, “where are you going?” He replies, “I don’t … Continue reading

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October 22 – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 The movie series “Back to the Future” reminds us how small things can cause great changes. In the first time travel experiment, Marty McFly meets Doc Brown at Twin Pines Mall. Terrorists meet … Continue reading

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October 16 – Dealing With the Other Side of Grace

Revelation 16; Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43 Is there a limit to God’s grace? I think anyone who follows Christ asks themselves that question when they look at their own lives and recognize their own sinfulness. I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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September 26 – A Perfect Love

1 John 4; Ezra 1-2; Psalm 91 I’ve had a few people ask me why I don’t talk about particular sins here: you know the ones Baptists, especially, are supposed to attack. I mention “sin” in general but talk a … Continue reading

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September 24 – Love Drives Out Hate

1 John 2; 2 Chronicles 35; Psalm 89:38-52 There is a disturbing trend in our society that is stifling discussion of legitimate issues and polarizing the country. We, as a society, have decided that it’s important to label anyone who … Continue reading

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