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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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April 19 – Forgiveness

Acts 7:23-8:1a; Deuteronomy 31-32; Job 19 Charles Roberts was an angry person. For nine years that anger had festered as he blamed God, and himself, for his newborn daughter’s death. On October 2, 2006, he snapped. He entered an Amish … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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April 8 – Changing the World

Matthew 28; Deuteronomy 9-10; Job 8 Earlier this week, Americans observed the 100th anniversary of the beginning of our involvement in World War I. The war began when the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated in 1914, setting off a chain of … 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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November 20 – Forgiveness

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 “Friends applaud. The comedy is finished.” Those were the last words of Ludwig von Beethoven before he died. We attach a lot of significance to the last words of famous people for … Continue reading

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September 25 – Clueless

Amos 6:1a 4-7; Psalm 146; 1 Timothy 6:6-19; Luke 16:19-31 It’s hard to say this without sounding judgmental, but some people are just clueless. There, I’ve said it. You can now think quietly about some of those people in your … Continue reading

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May 29 – Overcoming Pride

1 Kings 8:22-23 41-43; Psalm 96:1-9; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10 My father-in-law used to give me a hard time about being a Yankee. In fact, I have told people that one of my greatest accomplishments in life was getting him … Continue reading

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April 3 – Repentance AND Forgiveness

Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29; or Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 There is an easy way to start a fight on social media. Tell someone that something in their life is wrong or sinful. You will be called a “hater.” … Continue reading

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April 20 – Passion!

Acts 8:1b-25; Deuteronomy 33-34; Job 20 The death of Stephen was a watershed moment. Until that time, the new followers of Christ were tolerated in Jerusalem. His preaching, which cut the heart of the Jewish leaders when he accused them … Continue reading

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