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September 10 – The Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart – No Matter What

Proverbs 8-9 2 Corinthians 3 “Our faces, then, are not covered. We all show the Lord’s glory, and we are being changed to be like him. This change in us brings ever greater glory, which comes from the Lord, who … Continue reading

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November 18 – God’s Grace and Glory

1 Peter 1; Jeremiah 31-32; Psalm 134 It’s perhaps one of the oldest driving jokes there is. The wife, not recognizing where they are as the roads pass by asks the husband, “where are you going?” He replies, “I don’t … 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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March 21 – More Manna? Anything Else?

Matthew 19:16-30; Numbers 11-12; Ecclesiastes 8 Shel Silverstein wrote the lyrics to a song that tells of a man who made it all. He was living what our society would call the good life. He could have whatever he wanted. … Continue reading

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February 11 – Lazy…or Hopeless?

Hebrews 8; Exodus 5:1-6:27; Proverbs 1 Success has its privileges. People who are successful gain more power and prestige in the community. People respect those who have achieved success. The man or woman who is in business for themselves will … Continue reading

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February 9 – Oppression

Hebrews 6:13-20; Exodus 1:1-2:25; Psalm 40 After the Civil War, former slaves began to work in our country and make economic and political headway. As they began making progress, some people, especially in the south got worried. The began to … Continue reading

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September 29 – Destroying Snakes

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 18:1-8 28-36; Revelation 2:8-11 There is this mythical belief among Christians that somehow, if they had more direct contact with God, they wouldn’t sin. I say mythical because that belief contradicts human nature, and we actually … Continue reading

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July 20 – Hocus Pocus

Psalm 119:97-104; Deuteronomy 12:1-12; John 6:41-51 Christians were misunderstood in the early days of the church.  The Romans thought they were stubborn and obstinate because they refused to take part in society and do societal things. One of the societal … Continue reading

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June 13 – Cleaning Out the Muck

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 29:1-19; Galatians 3:1-9 The garbage disposal is an amazing tool in the kitchen. It lets you get rid of food type trash by chopping it up and sending it down the drain. That way, those little … Continue reading

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May 18 – Sin and Grace

Psalm 48; Numbers 24:1-14; Luke 1:26-38 The difference between “right” and “wrong” is never a matter of perspective. When someone wants to entice another person to do wrong, they always want you to look at the issue from “another view.” … Continue reading

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