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August 7 – God Doesn’t Teach Us To Hate

Psalm 72-73 Romans 9:1-15 “I wish I could help my Jewish brothers and sisters, my people. I would even wish that I were cursed and cut off from Christ if that would help them. They are the people of Israel, … Continue reading

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June 21 – As A Matter of Fact, You Were Responsible

Esther 3-5 Acts 5:22-42 “Peter and the other apostles answered, “We must obey God, not human authority! You killed Jesus by hanging him on a cross. But God, the God of our ancestors, raised Jesus up from the dead!” (Acts … Continue reading

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May 5 – “But Everyone Else Is Doing It.”

1 Kings 19-20 Luke 23:1-25 “But they continued to shout, demanding that Jesus be crucified. Their yelling became so loud that Pilate decided to give them what they wanted.” (Luke 23:23-24) The trials of Jesus were tense. The Sanhedrin couldn’t … Continue reading

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March 10 – Through The Lens of Grace

Deuteronomy 10-12 Mark 12:1-27 “The Jewish leaders knew that the story was about them. So they wanted to find a way to arrest Jesus, but they were afraid of the people. So the leaders left him and went away.” (Mark … Continue reading

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January 16 – When That Crisis of Faith Comes

Genesis 39-40 Matthew 11 “John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or … Continue reading

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October 28 – Christian, Christian, Wherefore Art Thou, Christian

2 Thessalonians 2; Isaiah 27-28; Psalm 118 Teen love can be a terrible thing to watch. Shakespeare showed us that in the classic play of Romeo and Juliet. According to Shakespeare, Juliet was 13 and Romeo was just a bit … Continue reading

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September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … Continue reading

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May 12 – Stay on Message

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Whether it’s a political campaign or someone advertising a product, a good consultant will remind the candidate or the ad company to stay on message. It’s easy to get distracted and support other good … Continue reading

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May 7 – E Unum Pluribus

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 “E pluribus Unum” was the unofficial motto of the United States until the phrase “In God we trust” was adopted officially in 1956. The phrase was meant to convey the amazing experiment that was … Continue reading

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March 1 – Ministry Costs

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 Mother Teresa became convinced at the age of 12 that she was called to religious life. She left her home in Macedonia at the age of 18 and joined a convent in Ireland, never … Continue reading

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