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October 24 – “And Stretch 2, 3, 4 Now Reach Out in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1”

Jeremiah 3-5 1 Timothy 4 “Training your body helps you in some ways, but serving God helps you in every way by bringing you blessings in this life and in the future life, too. What I say is true, and … Continue reading

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September 22 – There Is No Christianity 1.1 or 2.0

Ecclesiastes 10-12 Galatians 1 “God, by his grace through Christ, called you to become his people. So I am amazed that you are turning away so quickly and believing something different than the Good News. Really, there is no other … Continue reading

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December 16 – Meeting Needs

Isaiah 11:1-9; Micah 4:8-13; Luke 7:31-35 A receipt was posted on Facebook yesterday. People were doing anything to get water as our city had a “don’t even turn on the faucet” alert. One person went to a store and bought … 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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August 21 – No Good Deed

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17 We’ve all heard the statement that “no good deed goes unpunished.” In fact, we’ve all probably thought that as we’ve tried to help people in difficult circumstances only to have something happen … Continue reading

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June 25 – More Stuff More God?

Psalm 16; Deuteronomy 32:15-27 39-43; Luke 9:21-27 My dad had a lot of wisdom. I remember how often I wanted to call him up or sit down with him and ask him advice. After he died there were countless times … Continue reading

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March 14 – The Blessings of God

Matthew 15:1-20; Leviticus 24-25; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 We read about them all the time. They are religious shysters who promote a form of godliness with their lips, but the more they speak, they reveal that money controls their hearts. “God will … Continue reading

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January 21 – True Riches

Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalm 21 One of the things traveling on mission trips has made clear to me is the wealth of the people in the United States. God has blessed us abundantly and even the poorest people here … Continue reading

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November 12 – Charity

Philemon 1:1-25; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128 Onesimus visited Paul in jail and soon became a follower of Christ. There was only one problem: Onesimus was a slave – a runaway slave. Without getting into the evils of slavery, Paul knew … Continue reading

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September 29 – Seeking True Prosperity

3 John 1; Ezra 7-8; Psalm 94 Prosperity is a goal that many strive for. It is a theme of religious preachers and of secular politicians. It is, in fact, a worthy goal. It is not only a goal for … Continue reading

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