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October 14 – Whose Message Is it Anyway?

Isaiah 43-44 1 Thessalonians 2 “Also, we always thank God because when you heard his message from us, you accepted it as the word of God, not the words of humans. And it really is God’s message which works in … Continue reading

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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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March 23 – Sorry, No Cookies

Matthew 20:17-34; Numbers 15-16; Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 You’ve probably seen this as a meme, or perhaps on a T-shirt: “Come to the Dark Side – We have cookies.” It’s hard to imagine Darth Vadar doing promotions to recruit new members, but, … Continue reading

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December 6 – For the Children

Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 4:1-6; Luke 9:1-6 If you ever become a legislator and you want to make sure a bill passes, make sure there is some provision in that bill that can be advocated for with the line “think about … Continue reading

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September 9 – God Forbid!

Psalm 51:1-10; Genesis 7:6-10; 8:1-5; 2 Peter 2:1-10a At one time, it seemed that the scandals came weekly. Ministers of the gospel, usually on the television, seemed to be falling to sin that completely destroyed their ministries. Many in the … Continue reading

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August 4 – When the Culture Crumbles

Psalm 33:12-22; Job 21:1-16; Romans 9:1-9 In 1662 a number of churches in America adopted what was called the “Half-Way Covenant.” These churches had many people who had been baptized as infants, but had never shown proof of conversion later … Continue reading

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