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July 5 – I Signed Up For What?

Mark 13:1-13; 1 Kings 6; Hosea 8 I write other kinds of things than devotionals. My problem is that nothing else is ready for publication yet. I have a lot of editing to do. One of the things I do … Continue reading

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May 10 – Changed Hearts

Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 You’ve probably seen, or heard, the phrase “You can’t legislate morality” if you’ve ever gotten into a discussion about certain moral issues and laws related to those issues. At first glance, it seems like … Continue reading

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February 21 – Coming First

Matthew 3; Exodus 24; Proverbs 11 The battle to destroy institutional segregation involved many people. Members of the African-American community focused a lot of their battles on desegregating education because they knew that increasing opportunities for education would open up … Continue reading

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November 19 – Children

Psalm 46; Jeremiah 22:18-30; Luke 18:15-17 The old adage is that children should be seen and not heard. Anyone who’s been on an airplane with children yelling out and running up and down the aisles might mutter that under their … Continue reading

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November 13 – The Pre-Game Show

Malachi 4:1-2a; Psalm 98; 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13; Luke 21:5-19 If you make it a habit to go to church, you will probably miss the pre-game show on TV. It is in this show that pundits discuss the game that’s about … Continue reading

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September 21 – When Reconciliation is Needed

Psalm 12; Proverbs 21:10-16; Luke 20:45—21:4 Let me start out by saying that I completely disagree with Colin Kaepernick’s method of protesting. I believe that we should honor our country and our flag. I still tear up during the National … Continue reading

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July 22 – “Them”

Psalm 138; Esther 3:7-15; Acts 2:22-36 “They” are always around. “They” are different. It may be their skin color, their language, their culture, their heritage, or their religion; but “they” are always around us. We have a natural reaction to … Continue reading

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July 19 – Live As Jesus Did

July 19 Psalm 119:97-104; Proverbs 9:1-18; 1 John 2:1-6 When I was growing up in the Chicago area you had a choice. You could either be for truth and righteousness, or you could be a White Sox fan. OK, I’m … Continue reading

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July 12 – God Forgives You

Psalm 25:11-20; Proverbs 19:1-17; 1 John 3:11-17 There is an undercurrent of Christianity called “cultural Christianity.” Businessmen who move to a new town look for “the” church to join because it’s good for business. Politicians are sure to be seen … Continue reading

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July 8 – You Have To Be Carefully Taught

Psalm 25:1-10; Genesis 41:37-49; Acts 7:9-16 In the movie “South Pacific” one of the points of the drama deals with the problems caused by prejudice. One of the songs in the movie has a message that we need to hear … Continue reading

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