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November 2 – Just Do It My Way…

1 Timothy 4; Isaiah 38-39; Psalm 119:121-144 A friend recently released a book that had me nervous at first. The bad guy…er…the villain(s) in the story are part of a cult. Every warning bell in my head went off. I’m … Continue reading

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August 31 – On Bringing Knives to Gunfights And Stoning God

John 8:48-59; 2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Malachi 2:10-4:7 As I write this, people are pounding the drums of war. North Korea keeps flinging missiles and doing nuclear tests, making themselves out to be ready to initiate war. Not to be outdone, … Continue reading

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August 30 – Ending Slavery

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 The institution of slavery is one of the darkest blots on mankind throughout history. Among ways slavery has been practices throughout history, what happened in the United States was one of the most … 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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June 3 – Mercy

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 When the ringleader of his grandmother’s killer was sentenced to death, Bill Pelke and the rest of the community cheered the sentence. It was an appropriate sentence for the one who had led … Continue reading

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April 4 – Two Cups

Matthew 26:26-46; Deuteronomy 1-2; Job 4 We love to shorten long phrases into acronyms. Sometimes, acronyms may have more than one meaning. Imagine the horror of the person who wants to send lots of love to someone who is going … Continue reading

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February 14 – Love and Good Deeds

Hebrews 10:19-39; Exodus 11:1-12:51; Proverbs 4 Belle Baumfree doesn’t fit the mold we have for slaves. She was born in New York. She grew up speaking Dutch. While New York began the process of emancipating slaves in the 1799, she … Continue reading

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February 10 – “We Don’t Need No Education” – Oh Yeah?

Hebrews 7; Exodus 3:1-4:31; Psalm 41 Matthew Gaines was a slave who had escaped and been captured twice. After the second time, he was sent to Fredericksburg, Texas, to work. His desire for freedom was borne of the education he … Continue reading

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February 3 – Missing Persons

Luke 24:1-12; Genesis 43; Psalm 34 We see reports of missing persons in the news and on social media quite often. When we consider the dangers of human trafficking, the news of a missing person is frightening. Contrast that to … 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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