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February 5 – Family Keeps Us Humble

Exodus 36-38 Matthew 23:1-22 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” … Continue reading

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July 24 – Leading By Example

1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9 How would you define “leadership?” Leadership must be an important subject when you consider all the books and articles that have been written about it. There are 66 TED talks specifically devoted … Continue reading

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March 29 – An Inside Look

Matthew 23:13-39; Numbers 23:27-24:25; Song of Solomon 5:2-6:3 A number of years ago, after we moved into our house, we had a problem with bees. They were getting into the eaves through the vent. We had to work on getting … Continue reading

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March 24 – Authority

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 When I got a little sassy as a child, my mom might ask me, “Who do you think you are?” When I was really young and didn’t get what she was really asking, I … Continue reading

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March 14 – You Don’t Say

Matthew 15:1-20; Leviticus 24-25; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11 /Looks both ways to be sure that we’re alone. I have a confession to make. I am a Tom Lehrer fan. There, I said it. Lehrer is a musical satirist who was popular in … Continue reading

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January 8 – Self Denial or Denial of Self

Luke 9:1-27; Genesis 15; Psalm 8 This is the week that New Year’s Resolutions begin to fall by the wayside. Those things are tough to keep. So many of them, here in the United States, tend to focus on things … Continue reading

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October 31 – Judge Not?

Psalm 50; Nehemiah 13:1-3 23-31; 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 In an essay on not judging others, Barbara Markway tells a story about a person walking through the forest. This person sees a cute little dog in the distance. As they approach … 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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June 7 – But They’re Different!

Psalm 68:1-10 19-20; Judges 11:29-40; Galatians 2:11-14 Middle School is an awkward time for kids. They are thrown into a new surrounding and all the social rules have changed. Now, in order to be “cool” kids have to know who … Continue reading

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November 2 – Godliness

1 Timothy 4; Isaiah 38-39; Psalm 119:121-144 We have become obsessed with physical fitness. While our jobs have become office bound and sedentary, we use our off time to go to the gym, to walk or jog in the park … Continue reading

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