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May 10 – After 2000 Years, Still The Best Way To Make Disciples

2 Kings 10-12 John 1:29-51 “One of the two men who followed Jesus after they heard John speak about him was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and say to him, … Continue reading

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May 6 – When God Doesn’t Meet Our Expectations

1 Kings 21-22 Luke 23:26-56 “When all the people who had gathered there to watch saw what happened, they returned home, beating their chests because they were so sad.” (Luke 23:48 NCV) The crucifixion has so many lessons for us. … Continue reading

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April 9 – You Can Be An Answer to Prayer

1 Samuel 13-14 Luke 10:1-24 “He said to them, “There are a great many people to harvest, but there are only a few workers. So pray to God, who owns the harvest, that he will send more workers to help … Continue reading

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March 28 – Becoming a Citizen of the Kingdom of God

Judges 4-6 Luke 4:31-44 “At daybreak, Jesus went to a lonely place, but the people looked for him. When they found him, they tried to keep him from leaving. But Jesus said to them, ‘I must preach about God’s kingdom … Continue reading

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December 4 – When the Eyes of Our Hearts Are Opened

Ephesians 1; Ezekiel 4-5; Psalm 150 Movies and books turn on those major “Aha” moment when the main character realizes they need to take action to deal with a problem. Luke Skywalker’s came when, while searching for a droid he … Continue reading

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October 22 – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 The movie series “Back to the Future” reminds us how small things can cause great changes. In the first time travel experiment, Marty McFly meets Doc Brown at Twin Pines Mall. Terrorists meet … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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August 25 – No Empty Shelves There

John 6:22-59; 1 Chronicles 24; Zechariah 10 The first things to disappear from store shelves when a hurricane is coming are water and bread. We have to have that water. We have to have that bread. Those are vital for … Continue reading

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July 18 – As You Were….

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3 The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960’s. Attitudes changed so that Christian values relating to sexuality and marriage gave way to more permissive attitudes. Fears of the consequences that came from a … Continue reading

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June 25 – God Restores

Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Daniel 11:21-45 One of the hardest things to observe is a Christian leader who fails. Sometimes it may be at the local level and observed by relatively few Christians, and yet each person who esteemed … Continue reading

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