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April 24 – Seeing Through God’s Eyes

Acts 10:1-33; Joshua 7-8; Job 24 It’s Prom Season again. Every year about this time social media feeds fill up with pictures of seniors in high school who clean up in ways we could never imagine. Some of them actually … Continue reading

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April 14 – Acting on Fear or in Faith?

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 In 1988, Barry Gibbs heard the declaration that he was guilty of murder and would be sentenced to 22 years in prison. While he didn’t match the witness’s description, that same witness picked him … Continue reading

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April 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … Continue reading

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February 28 – Faith

Matthew 8:1-13; Exodus 39:1-40:38; Proverbs 18 In 1984 he became the youngest chief of pediatric neurosurgery in the country. While working at John Hopkins Hospital, his accomplishments verified his position. He was able to perform the surgery that separated conjoined … Continue reading

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February 25 – Humble Service

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33:1-34:35; Proverbs 15 There is an old saying that amazing things can get done if you don’t care who gets the credit. There are some people who make sure that they are in every camera shot around, … Continue reading

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February 1 – Following the Mob

Luke 23:1-25; Genesis 41; Psalm 32 One of the most horrific episodes in American history is what happened to people who were black in the south after the Civil War. They began to prosper in many different ways, and that … Continue reading

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January 27 – A Taxing Response

Luke 20:1-26; Genesis 35:1-36:43; Psalm 27 It’s tax season again. Let’s see a show of hands. How many of you really love paying taxes? Hmmm. I’m not seeing many hands. The frustrating thing about preparing and paying taxes for many … Continue reading

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January 23 – A Tale of Two Prayers

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 You can divide society in many ways. I’ve seen people do that. They want to pit the rich against the poor; skin color against skin color; “my” primary language against “your” primary language; male … Continue reading

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January 4 – Not On the Schedule

Luke 7:1-17; Genesis 8-10; Psalm 4 In the old TV show M*A*S*H there was a tense scene when they were trying to bring a patient’s fever down. All the heaters were turned off. For some reason, they couldn’t get any … Continue reading

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January 3 – Love Your What???

Luke 6:27-49; Genesis 6:1-7:24; Psalm 3 In ancient times, when new kings took over a country, they wiped out anyone from the old regime who could be a threat to their throne. They didn’t want anyone popping up that the … Continue reading

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