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September 14 – Peace and Encouragement

John 16:4-33; 2 Chronicles 24; Psalm 81 Have you ever noticed how much of our music revolves around our troubles? Jimmy cracks corn and no one even cares, because worse things are happening, if you listen to folk songs. We … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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July 31 – Laughing In The Face Of Death

1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Kings 11; Micah 2 Death. It’s a popular subject in literature. Death is a universal theme because everyone experiences it in every culture. Death becomes part of literature, art, and film. How death is portrayed may … Continue reading

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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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