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February 21 – I’d Rather Show Compassion

Numbers 1-2 Mark 3:1-19 “Then Jesus asked the people, ‘Which is lawful on the Sabbath day: to do good or to do evil, to save a life or to kill?’ But they said nothing to answer him.” (Mark 3:4 NCV) … Continue reading

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February 14 – Above All Else, Guard Your Heart

Leviticus 15-16 Matthew 27:1-26 “Early the next morning, all the leading priests and elders of the people decided that Jesus should die. They tied him, led him away, and turned him over to Pilate, the governor.” (Matthew 27:1-2) Such simple, … Continue reading

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February 8 – The Biggest Surprise of All

I planned to have this done yesterday and been caught up. Then, we had a family emergency, wife fell and broke her wrist. Barring any more emergencies, I should be caught up today. Leviticus 4-5 Matthew 24:29-51 “In those days … Continue reading

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December 13 – “But You Don’t Know My Circumstances”

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 There were severe complications in his birth. Obstetricians used two pairs of forceps during the birth and one of those pairs ended up severing a nerve and causing partial paralysis of his face. The … Continue reading

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December 9 – Ending an Evil in Our World

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44 When Hugh Hefner died recently, he was eulogized and lionized by many who applauded his business acumen, or his work that opened up the doors to “sexual freedom.” He turned $8,000 of borrowed money … Continue reading

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November 19 – Welcome to the Family!

Please note: I didn’t get this written yesterday before church. When I got home after church, I had computer problems and didn’t think about this again until late at night. I finished yesterday’s this morning and will finish today’s later. … Continue reading

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October 30 – Living in the Grace of God

1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64 The image of the ugly American is one that causes most of us to cringe. We think of the loud-mouthed lout who acts obnoxiously in a foreign country. When people call him on … Continue reading

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October 25 – Power vs. Respect – Doing Things God’s Way

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Harvey Weinstein. Hollywood. Yep, I just used those codewords to trigger you into anger even before you started reading this thought. Let’s face it though, how many of us were really surprised by … Continue reading

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September 17 – Truth

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 There is an old saying that if a society values philosophers because philosophy is an exalted profession, and looks down on plumbers because plumbing is a plebian profession, the society will soon go … Continue reading

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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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