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June 13 – God’s Work in Restoring Relationships

Ezra 6-8 John 21 “A third time he said, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ Peter said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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November 17 – A Warning to Those Who Oppress Others

James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133 You know “those” business people. Everything they do works out. They start businesses with the craziest business plans, and they succeed. They purchase businesses that are failing and have no hope, and within a … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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August 6 – Producing Godly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16; 2 Kings 19; Nahum 1 “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you … Continue reading

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December 15 – A Change of Perspective

Quick Note: Yesterday was the first full day of our water crisis in Corpus Christi and my mind just couldn’t wrap around writing a thoughtful, intelligent piece. So, I didn’t write yesterday. I apologize. This is for yesterday. Isaiah 11:1-9; … Continue reading

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October 21 – Telling “Them”

Psalm 84:1-7; Jeremiah 9:1-16; 2 Timothy 3:1-9 There is a story of a pastor who began to be annoyed by one of his parishioners. After every sermon, the farmer would say, “You sure told ‘em, pastor,” as he shook the … Continue reading

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September 28 – Dealing with Arrogance

Psalm 62; Hosea 12:2-14; Matthew 19:16-22 There is an arrogance that comes with wealth. Not every wealthy person displays arrogance, though. We have been the beneficiaries on a couple of occasions when wealthy people have helped us and I know … Continue reading

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June 10 – Confession

Psalm 32; 2 Samuel 15:1-12; Romans 11:1-10 Have you ever noticed that sometimes hard boiled eggs peel very easily. You crack the shell, you start picking the shell off and the whole egg slips out of the shell very quickly. … Continue reading

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April 30 – Encountering Jesus

Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:9-15; Luke 19:1-10 “Birds of a feather flock together.” We all know that cliche. We all know that it’s usually used to warn our children about the kinds of kids they are hanging out with. Well, there … Continue reading

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