Tag Archives: Herod

January 21 – About That Alone Time

Exodus 1-3 Matthew 14:1-21 “When Jesus heard what had happened to John, he left in a boat and went to a lonely place by himself. But the crowds heard about it and followed him on foot from the towns. When … Continue reading

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January 16 – When That Crisis of Faith Comes

Genesis 39-40 Matthew 11 “John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or … Continue reading

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January 2 – Dealing With Unintended Consequences

Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem. They asked, ‘Where … Continue reading

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July 15 – The Perfect Church

1 Corinthians 3; 1 Kings 15:33-16:34; Joel 3 In ancient Israel, the building of the Temple was important. It was the center of all life, not just religious life, for the Israelites. Then the two kingdoms split and Jereboam set … Continue reading

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March 12 – Jesus Deals With Grief

Matthew 14:1-21; Leviticus 20-21; Proverbs 30 One of the drawbacks of being a celebrity is that it’s very difficult to find time to be alone. Walking down the street or driving to a coffee shop will ignite a frenzy of … Continue reading

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December 18 – God in the Ordinary

Micah 5:2-5a; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10; Luke 1:39-55 In a small town in Indiana in 1954 a coach with a past that probably doesn’t fit the pedigree of most successful coaches took a team to the state championships. He had … Continue reading

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December 11 – Greatness

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 There have been a lot of great people in history. You know that they were great because their last name appears to be “the Great.” We normally think of kings or emperors: … Continue reading

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April 28 – The Voice of a god….

Acts 12; Joshua 15-17; Job 28 Our country has changed quite a bit in recent years. From our inception as a country there was an understanding that morality was based upon an objective standard. The basis of that objective standard … Continue reading

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March 12 – Speaking Truth to Power

Matthew 14:1-21; Leviticus 20-21; Proverbs 30 A professor I had once said, “The problem with Christians is that no one wants to kill them anymore.” He was, of course, speaking about Christians here in the US. Christians in other parts … Continue reading

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February 1 – Miracle!

Luke 23:1-25; Genesis 41; Psalm 32 I’m a little skeptical of the people who think that they can summon miracles on demand from God. I’m even a little more skeptical of those who think that such miracles will change the … Continue reading

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