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July 11 – Breaking Up is Easy – Comparatively

Mark 16; 1 Kings 12:1-31; Hosea 14 Forming a new country isn’t easy. When South Sudan became an independent country in 2011, certain steps needed to be followed. One of the first things they needed to do was to declare … Continue reading

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May 13 – Trouble Ahead

Acts 21:1-36; Judges 16; Psalm 42 You might get ready to call me a heretic, because I’m going to say something that modern Christianity doesn’t like to hear: when you follow God’s will, sometimes bad things happen. I thought about … Continue reading

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December 5 – Christians Die Well

Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:13-18; Philippians 1:18b-26 The pictures were horrific. Members of ISIS marched a number of Christians out to their execution ground. One by one they were killed. As they were killed, many of them proclaimed their love for … Continue reading

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October 12 – A Faith to Die For

Revelation 12; Esther 2; Psalm 105:26-45 We see it happening far too often in certain parts of the world – especially those areas ruled by ISIS. The captive Christians are marched out to some predefined area and then they are … Continue reading

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September 12 – Peace

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79 I don’t think any quality is as desired, misunderstood, or misattributed as “peace.” We are called to “give peace a chance,” and “let there be peace on earth.” We are reminded that “peace … Continue reading

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April 22 – Hopeless Cases

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 Have you ever seen a “hopeless case?” You know the kind of person I mean. From a Christian perspective a “hopeless case” is someone so evil and so enmeshed in their religious beliefs that … Continue reading

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March 6 – Life Gets Real

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 When does our faith get real? When do we pass the test? In truth, our faith is tested every day and no one scores a hundred. That is why we need the grace and … Continue reading

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February 24 – Love Your Enemy

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30-32; Proverbs 14 As I read the news and see what’s going on in the world, one of the stories that sends me into a rage is that which is happening in the Middle East right now. … Continue reading

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