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November 25 – Foreigners and Exiles

Ezekiel 24-26 1 Peter 2 “Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, … Continue reading

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November 2 – You Can Never Do Enough

Jeremiah 27-29 Titus 3 “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior was shown, he saved us because of his mercy. It was not because of good deeds we did to be right with him. He saved us … Continue reading

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September 27 – The Lady or The Tiger

1 John 5; Ezra 3-4; Psalm 92 Frank Stockton tells a tale that most of us have read at one time or another in our school days: The Lady or the Tiger. He uses much more flowery language to set … 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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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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October 23 – Resume Padding Before God

Jeremiah 14:7-10 19-22; Psalm 84:1-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 You can find anything on the internet. Recently, someone posted guidelines on using a role-playing game to enhance a resume. They talked about meeting for creativity and conflict resolution … Continue reading

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August 21 – No Good Deed

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17 We’ve all heard the statement that “no good deed goes unpunished.” In fact, we’ve all probably thought that as we’ve tried to help people in difficult circumstances only to have something happen … Continue reading

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February 14 – Encouragement

Hebrews 10:19-39; Exodus 11:1-12:51; Proverbs 4 Working in a school it is easy to see peer pressure in action. Kids will behave in ways that they never would in front of their parents because their fellow school mates are egging … Continue reading

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