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February 22 – Being a Force of Good In an Evil World

Numbers 3-4 Mark 3:20-35 “But the teachers of the law from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is living inside him! He uses power from the ruler of demons to force demons out of people.’” (Mark 3:22) Pure goodness is so contrary … Continue reading

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February 12 – Nothing But The Blood of Jesus

Leviticus 13 Matthew 26:26-50 “Then Jesus took a cup and thanked God for it and gave it to the followers. He said, ‘Every one of you drink this. This is my blood which is the new agreement that God makes … Continue reading

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February 1 – Focusing on God’s Plan

Fighting to post this before the next crash Exodus 27-28 Matthew 21:1-22 “The leading priests and the teachers of the law saw that Jesus was doing wonderful things and that the children were praising him in the Temple, saying, ‘Praise … Continue reading

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January 2 – Dealing With Unintended Consequences

Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in Judea during the time when Herod was king. When Jesus was born, some wise men from the east came to Jerusalem. They asked, ‘Where … Continue reading

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October 21 – Religion? We Don’t Need No Steenkin’ Religion!

Revelation 21-22; Isaiah 9-10; Psalm 111 Religion, down through the ages, is the record of man’s attempt to establish a relationship with the Almighty God. Most religions have sought to find a way to appease their god, or gods, having … Continue reading

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October 14 – Last Chances

Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48 You’ve probably gotten advertising flyers in the mail, heard commercials on the radio, or seen them on TV where the person implores you to buy their product because this is your “last chance” to … Continue reading

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August 27 – Words Mean Something, Lots of Things!

John 7:1-24; 1 Chronicles 27-28; Zechariah 12 We use words in funny ways. Some people can craft amazing sentences that stir the soul. Others, while writing a lot more, can make us feel like places such as Narnia are real … 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 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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