Tag Archives: God’s grace

February 20 – Love, Forgiveness, And Acceptance

Leviticus 26-27 Mark 2 “A few days later, when Jesus came back to Capernaum, the news spread that he was at home. Many people gathered together so that there was no room in the house, not even outside the door. … Continue reading

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February 11 – No Secrets From God

Leviticus 11-12 Matthew 26:1-25 “Then Judas, who would give Jesus to his enemies, said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, surely I am not the one, am I?’ Jesus answered, ‘Yes, it is you.’” (Matthew 26:25) The Pharisees were fed up. They wanted … Continue reading

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February 3 – You’re Invited: Proper Clothes Provided

Exodus 31-33 Matthew 22:1-22 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’” (Matthew 22:8-9) … Continue reading

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January 9 – False Prophets

Genesis 23-24 Matthew 7 “You will know these people by what they do. Grapes don’t come from thornbushes, and figs don’t come from thorny weeds. In the same way, every good tree produces good fruit, but a bad tree produces … Continue reading

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December 25 – What Can I Say?

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 This may sound a little crazy, but Christmas is hard on preachers. Most preachers like to be original, a little bit creative even, in their sermons. Meanwhile, people want to hear about the birth … Continue reading

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December 21 – Can We Talk?

Colossians 3:18-4:18; Ezekiel 31-32; Isaiah 56 If you ever heard the comedian Joan Rivers, you probably heard her catch phrase: “Can we talk?” As she explained how it started, she noted that she was trying to get people to stop … Continue reading

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November 11 – Christian Behavior in the World

Titus 3; Jeremiah 17-18; Psalm 127 It seems that the worst enemies that Christians often have are other Christians, or those claiming to be Christians. 500 years ago, as the Protestant Reformation began, we fought wars over whether to stay … 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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June 1 – But I Don’t Wanna Do That!

Romans 7; 1 Samuel 16; Psalm 61 One of the greatest comedy classics of all time is the movie “Dr. Strangelove.” (That’s the short version of the title.) It’s a dark comedy with an important message about nuclear war. The … Continue reading

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October 10 – Examples

Psalm 61; 2 Kings 5:15-19a; Acts 26:24-29 I’m going to start with a little quiz today. How would you fill in the blank? “I want to be like ___________.” If you are from my generation, or close to it, the … Continue reading

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