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August 28 – So What if Jesus Came From the Wrong Side of the Tracks?

John 7:25-52; 1 Chronicles 29; Zechariah 13 “ Nicodemus (he who came to Jesus by night, being one of them) said to them, “Does our law judge a man before it hears him and knows what he is doing?” They … Continue reading

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August 27 – Dealing With Hate Like God Does

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 “The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” (John 7:7 NKJV) Good and evil is in the mind of the beholder. If … Continue reading

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August 6 – Godly Sorrow vs. Worldly Sorrow

My wife and I returned from a cruise on Friday, and Saturday I barely opened my computer and Sunday’s are just full…including the fact that we traveled again Sunday – for medical reason. I say that because I’m going to … Continue reading

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August 7 – God Doesn’t Teach Us To Hate

Psalm 72-73 Romans 9:1-15 “I wish I could help my Jewish brothers and sisters, my people. I would even wish that I were cursed and cut off from Christ if that would help them. They are the people of Israel, … Continue reading

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July 25 – You Can’t Change The World. (But God Can)

Psalm 37-39 Acts 26 “I began telling people that they should change their hearts and lives and turn to God and do things to show they really had changed. I told this first to those in Damascus, then in Jerusalem, … Continue reading

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April 1 – Jesus Taught It, Did It, and Expects Me to Do It

Judges 13-15 Luke 6:27-49 “But I say to you who are listening, love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who are cruel to you.” (Luke 6:27-28 NCV) The message … Continue reading

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March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

Judges 11-12 Luke 6:1-26 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. Be full of joy at that time, … Continue reading

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February 14 – Above All Else, Guard Your Heart

Leviticus 15-16 Matthew 27:1-26 “Early the next morning, all the leading priests and elders of the people decided that Jesus should die. They tied him, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate, the governor.” (Matthew 27:1-2) Such simple, … Continue reading

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December 12 – A Partnership That Changes the World

Philippians 1:1-11; Ezekiel 18; Isaiah 47 You probably don’t recognize the names Larry Page and Sergey Brin. They met at Stanford in 1995, became good friends, and dropped out of doctoral work together. They had worked together on some different … Continue reading

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December 11 – The Battle Against Spiritual Forces of Wickedness

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 During the Vietnam War, Country Joe and the Fish asked the kind of question that should be asked by anyone who thinks war is an option: “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” … Continue reading

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