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May 19 – There’s No Such Thing as “Too Bad”

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 One of the most frustrating things I deal with when talking with people about Jesus is that they try to tell me that they’re “not good enough” to follow Jesus. There are things in … Continue reading

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April 21 – All Roads

Acts 8:26-40; Joshua 1-2; Job 21 There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome. The way it’s used today is that there are many ways to get to the same place. In ancient history, though, Rome built … Continue reading

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February 24 – Two Cheeks

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 It was the mid-1940’s. Baseball was still a “white man’s game.” Oh, the old Negro leagues existed, but the Major Leagues did not have any black players. Branch Rickey, president and general manager of … Continue reading

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November 23 – Fake News and Real News

Psalm 24; Isaiah 60:8-16; Luke 1:1-4 The chatter these days is of the problems with “Fake News.” A friend recently asked if anyone knew what “Yellow Journalism” was, perhaps to remind us that “fake news” has been around for a … Continue reading

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November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

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October 25 – Job Descriptions

Psalm 84:8-12; Daniel 5:1-12; 1 Peter 5:1-11 How would you describe your job in one (funny) sentence? Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert asked readers to do just that. Reader’s Digest posted some of the responses. Let’s see if you … Continue reading

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October 11 – Working for the Enemy?

Psalm 61; 2 Kings 5:19b-27; Ephesians 6:10-20 We see those spy movies all the time. The foreign government seems to know what our government (the good guys of course) is doing every step of the way. Then the answer becomes … Continue reading

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August 31 – Healing

Psalm 119:65-72; Isaiah 57:14-21; Luke 14:15-24 One of the ways doctors save lives these days is with organ transplants. It is one of the miracles of modern medicine that doctors can take an organ from another person, sometimes even when … Continue reading

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April 21 – A Bitter Pill

Psalm 148; Ezekiel 2:8—3:11; Revelation 10:1-11 “Do you want the good news or the bad news first?” How many times have we heard someone say something like that? We dread the bad, but want the good. We can’t have just … Continue reading

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January 20 From One Generation to the Next

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 145 (Praise God’s faithfulness); Song of Solomon 4:9—5:1 (A love song); Luke 5:33-39 (Christ the bridegroom) One of the greatest frustrations in church work is the number of people who claim to be followers … Continue reading

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