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January 18 – Be Careful What You Say

Genesis 43-45 Matthew 12:24-50 “And I tell you that on the Judgment Day people will be responsible for every careless thing they have said. The words you have said will be used to judge you. Some of your words will … Continue reading

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January 5 – If Persecution Comes

Genesis 13-15 Matthew 5:1-26 “People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds of evil things about you because you follow me. But when they do, you will be blessed. Rejoice and be glad, because … Continue reading

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August 14 – Perspective

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 There’s an old Hindu fable about 6 blind men experiencing an elephant for the first time. Each of the men touches a different part of the elephant and then describes what the elephant … Continue reading

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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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July 10 – Taunting Jesus

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 Trash talking is apparently an art. Google it and you will find lists of the best trash talk lines of all time. It’s the pre-game/fight warmup designed to get an edge on your … Continue reading

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June 24 – God Rules

Mark 7:1-13; 2 Samuel 17; Daniel 11:1-19 Rwanda is a beautiful country. In spite of high unemployment the people work together to support each other. They are industrious, and can be seen on the roads at all hours of the … Continue reading

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February 20 – Truth

Matthew 2; Exodus 22:1-23:33; Proverbs 10 The fight to gain equal rights for all Americans was vicious in the 1950’s. Troops were called out to enforce laws that required segregation and to enforce laws that required desegregation. Emotions ran high … Continue reading

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January 3 – Love Your What???

Luke 6:27-49; Genesis 6:1-7:24; Psalm 3 In ancient times, when new kings took over a country, they wiped out anyone from the old regime who could be a threat to their throne. They didn’t want anyone popping up that the … Continue reading

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October 16 – Justice

Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most revealing “commentaries” on prayer and how we who follow Christ use prayer comes from Janis Joplin. Her song “Mercedes-Benz” cuts to the quick when we think about … 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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