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March 10 – Restoring Relationships Begins with Confession

Matthew 13:1-23; Leviticus 17-18; Proverbs 28 “He who covers his sins will not prosper, But whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13 NKJV) There’s a problem with unconfessed sin – it alters how you deal with people, … Continue reading

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July 27 – Dealing With People in Trauma

Psalm 43-45 Acts 27:27-44 “’Now I beg you to eat something. You need it to stay alive. None of you will lose even one hair off your heads.’ After he said this, Paul took some bread and thanked God for … Continue reading

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April 26 – Comfort

Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 There are a lot of things people say when they’re trying to comfort people who are grieving. Some of them are appropriate. Too often though, well-meaning words make me cringe. You know the kinds … Continue reading

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April 8 – Changing the World

Matthew 28; Deuteronomy 9-10; Job 8 Earlier this week, Americans observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of our involvement in World War I. The war began when the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, setting off a chain of … Continue reading

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March 12 – Jesus Deals With Grief

Matthew 14:1-21; Leviticus 20-21; Proverbs 30 One of the drawbacks of being a celebrity is that it’s very difficult to find time to be alone. Walking down the street or driving to a coffee shop will ignite a frenzy of … Continue reading

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January 26 – I’m Sorry

Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 119:89-96 (The law of God gives life); Jeremiah 36:11-26 (Jehoiakim burns the scroll); 2 Corinthians 7:2-12 (Grief leads to repentance) We live in a time when it seems like the worst thing you can … Continue reading

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March 12 – Alone With God…and Over 5000 Others

Matthew 14:1-21; Leviticus 20-21; Proverbs 30 There is this false belief that if you follow God and do whatever He says that nothing bad will happen to you because God will protect you. John’s imprisonment was a direct result of … Continue reading

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March 12 – Dealing with Grief

Matthew 14:1-21; Leviticus 20-21; Proverbs 30 When I was in college I had a good friend who was caught up in sin. He told me what was going on before I could have guessed it. He asked for prayer to … Continue reading

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February 3 – Consolation

Luke 24:1-12; Genesis 43; Psalm 34 When sorrow comes, so does weeping. You may have experienced the scene; if not you’ve surely seen it. Bad news hits and a person breaks down into tears. They lose the ability to stand … Continue reading

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