Tag Archives: God’s love

September 28 – Don’t Even Welcome Them

2 John 1; Ezra 5-6; Psalm 93 The old joke used to be that anyone could throw on a bathrobe, walk the beaches of California, and utter a few incomprehensible sayings that seemed to have deeper meaning to start a … Continue reading

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September 25 – A Time To Act

1 John 3; 2 Chronicles 36; Psalm 90 You’ve probably seen the picture. In the picture, taken at a German shipyard in 1936, hundreds of people are enthusiastically giving the Nazi salute. One man, standing at the back, has his … Continue reading

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August 10 – Street Cred

2 Corinthians 11; 2 Kings 25; Habakkuk 2 Street Cred. In the hip hop community that usually means that the rapper has lived on the streets and probably spent time in jail. Street Cred is important to people in the … Continue reading

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May 30 – God’s Great Love

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 Marriages among royalty in ancient times were often more political than romantic. Wives were, in essence, political pawns used to cement alliances and keep the peace. Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon had married Amytis … Continue reading

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March 6 – God’s People: Demon Possessed or Drunkards?

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Which is better: being a morning person or being a person that does better afternoon? Isn’t it funny how we attribute “goodness” or “badness” to either of those qualities? Growing up, I was a … Continue reading

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February 11 – Lazy…or Hopeless?

Hebrews 8; Exodus 5:1-6:27; Proverbs 1 Success has its privileges. People who are successful gain more power and prestige in the community. People respect those who have achieved success. The man or woman who is in business for themselves will … 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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December 22 – Endure Now for the Future Glory

Psalm 113; Genesis 30:1-24; Romans 8:18-30 The story of the ant and the grasshopper is an interesting story. In the original fable by Aesop, the ant works hard gathering and storing food while the grasshopper refuses to work and plays … Continue reading

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December 4 – Road Work on the Way to Christmas

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 We all have to deal with it: roadwork. When you’re driving on vacation, or to go visit family in another town over the summer the sign you see more than any other, … Continue reading

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November 3 – Grace for All

Psalm 17:1-9; Deuteronomy 25:5-10; Acts 22:22—23:11 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Those of you who think you’re always right are annoying to those of us who are.” Even though it’s usually said in jest, there is a great burden … Continue reading

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