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January 17 – “Is It Right To Heal On The Sabbath?”

Genesis 41-42 Matthew 12:1-23 “Jesus left there and went into their synagogue, where there was a man with a crippled hand. They were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they asked him, ‘Is it right to heal on … Continue reading

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January 4 – When Jesus Calls

“As Jesus was walking by Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake because they were fishermen. Jesus said, ‘Come follow me, and I will make you … Continue reading

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December 30 – Shut The Door!

Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65 I have a friend whose son asked him, “Dad, what takes you so long in the bathroom?” The friend laughed and told his son, “Wait until you become a parent. Then you’ll know.” The … Continue reading

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December 29 – Following the Call of God

Luke 4:1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64 If you’re on social media at all, you’ve probably found a site that focuses on your hometown. You know those sites: “We grew up in <insert the name of your hometown here>.” These sites … Continue reading

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September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … Continue reading

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September 1 – Actions Speak Louder

John 9:1-23; 2 Chronicles 6; Malachi 2:17-3:18 The story is told (which is preacher speak for “I heard a great story, but I have no verification that it actually happened. Still, I like the point it makes) of a high … Continue reading

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June 3 – Mercy

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 When the ringleader of his grandmother’s killer was sentenced to death, Bill Pelke and the rest of the community cheered the sentence. It was an appropriate sentence for the one who had led … Continue reading

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April 20 – Money Can’t Buy….

Acts 8:1b-25; Deuteronomy 33-34; Job 20 What do people value? If you google the phrase “Money can’t buy happiness” and look at the images, you’ll discover what money can buy that’s pretty much the same things as happiness, or what … Continue reading

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March 15 – A Disturbing Story

Matthew 15:21-39; Leviticus 26-27; Ecclesiastes 1:12-2:26 My daughter has accused me of being a “softy” when it comes to her dog. Sometimes, I think she thinks I do nothing but feed her dog table scraps. I don’t. That doesn’t quell … Continue reading

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November 14 – Throwing Out Words

Psalm 141; Ezekiel 11:14-25; Ephesians 4:25—5:2 In the 1960s a boxer by the name of Muhammad Ali “elevated” the “art” of trash talk to new levels. He even released a record of his trash talk as a form of poetry. … Continue reading

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