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January 8 – Dealing With Desires and Needs

Genesis 20-22 Matthew 6:19-34 “Seek first God’s kingdom and what God wants. Then all your other needs will be met as well.” (Matthew 6:33 NCV) As Jesus moves on in the Sermon on the Mount, trust becomes the issue. Where … Continue reading

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December 9 – Ending an Evil in Our World

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44 When Hugh Hefner died recently, he was eulogized and lionized by many who applauded his business acumen, or his work that opened up the doors to “sexual freedom.” He turned $8,000 of borrowed money … Continue reading

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March 14 – You Don’t Say

Matthew 15:1-20; Leviticus 24-25; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 /Looks both ways to be sure that we’re alone. I have a confession to make. I am a Tom Lehrer fan. There, I said it. Lehrer is a musical satirist who was popular in … Continue reading

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January 11 – Watering the House

Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalm 11 During the summer, when the South Texas heat zaps the land, we engage in what seems like a strange ritual. We water our houses. Ok, I know the jokes. “Trying to make your house … Continue reading

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December 16 – Meeting Needs

Isaiah 11:1-9; Micah 4:8-13; Luke 7:31-35 A receipt was posted on Facebook yesterday. People were doing anything to get water as our city had a “don’t even turn on the faucet” alert. One person went to a store and bought … Continue reading

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June 28 – Light or Dark?

Psalm 140; Jeremiah 3:15-18; Ephesians 5:6-20 Perhaps it was the movie “Wall Street” that finally brought things out into the open. All those attitudes and actions that we publicly disavowed but privately engaged in soon began being accepted after that … Continue reading

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May 13 – Counter Culture Christians

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; Isaiah 44:1-4; Galatians 6:7-10 No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. Thus begins John Donne’s Poem entitled “No Man is an Island.” It … Continue reading

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April 27 – On Greed and Poverty

Psalm 133; Leviticus 19:9-18; Luke 10:25-28 Ok, I confess. When I have an ice cream sundae, I want to get ever last bit of that ice creamy and chocolatey goodness. I run my spoon over every part of the bowl … Continue reading

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November 7 – Persecution

2 Timothy 3; Jeremiah 9-10; Psalm 123 Well, the great persecution of Christians has truly begun. In the days after October 31, the (gasp) “holiday displays” are going up in the stores. The employees will harass us by saying “Happy … Continue reading

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June 12 – Living in Debt

Romans 16; 2 Samuel 1; Psalm 72 Throughout the ages there has been a tension between the “haves” and the “have nots.” In the United States, while that tension is still there, almost all of us have one thing in … Continue reading

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