Tag Archives: Israel

August 17 – Gone But Not Forgotten

John 3:1-21; 1 Chronicles 12; Zechariah2 Someone once asked me why Baptists don’t observe Lent. I gave them a funny look and said, with a smile of course, “Baptists don’t have anything left to give up.” We laughed. They took … Continue reading

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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … 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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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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July 9 – Pardon Me

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12-12:14 One of the “perks” of being president is the ability to issue pardons to people convicted of crimes, or, even, those who MAY have committed a crime. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon … Continue reading

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July 3 – Going Through the Motions

Mark 12:1-27; 1 Kings 3; Hosea 6:1-7:2 Sometimes I have bad days, and sometimes those bad days are on Sundays. I wake up and I think I don’t want to go to church. I read the Bible to do my … Continue reading

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July 2 – Focused on Worship

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 If you’ve ever worked with a good salesperson, you’ve probably walked out spending more than you originally planned. They offer options that you hadn’t considered and they make them so attractive. You have … Continue reading

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June 6 – Decision Day

Romans 11:25-36; 1 Samuel 21-22; Psalm 66 You may have seen the practice of “Rumspringa” sensationalized on TV. According to the shows, this is the period when Amish youth are trying to decide if they want to remain in the … Continue reading

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June 5 – The Grace-full Remnant

Romans 11:1-24; 1 Samuel 20; Psalm 65 One of the popular themes in literature used in novels today is survival after the apocalypse. Post-apocalyptical literature includes a group of people who survive the war, most likely nuclear, or the great … Continue reading

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May 9 – Ready for Battle?

Acts 19:1-20; Judges 10:1-11:33; Job 39 You’ve probably heard this quote – attributed to George Orwell – before. “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do … Continue reading

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