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April 6 – “I’m Dying To Be Shown That You Are Not Just Any Man”

1 Samuel 4-6 Luke 9:1-17 “Herod said, ‘I cut off John’s head, so who is this man I hear such things about?’ And Herod kept trying to see Jesus.” (Luke 9:9) Herod Antipas was THE man in Galilee. He was … Continue reading

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April 3 – You Can’t Make Everybody Happy

Judges 19-21 Luke 7:31-50 “John the Baptist came and did not eat bread or drink wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon in him.’ The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! He … Continue reading

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January 26 – Seeing God’s Presence and His Answers

Exodus 14-15 Matthew 17 “Then his followers asked him, ‘Why do the teachers of the law say that Elijah must come first?’” (Matthew 17:10 NCV) As Jesus, Peter, James, and John came down the mountain after the Transfiguration, the truth … Continue reading

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January 16 – When That Crisis of Faith Comes

Genesis 39-40 Matthew 11 “John the Baptist was in prison, but he heard about what the Christ was doing. So John sent some of his followers to Jesus. They asked him, ‘Are you the One who is to come, or … Continue reading

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December 25 – What Can I Say?

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 This may sound a little crazy, but Christmas is hard on preachers. Most preachers like to be original, a little bit creative even, in their sermons. Meanwhile, people want to hear about the birth … Continue reading

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December 24 – What’s In A Name?

Luke 1:57-80; Ezekiel 35-36; Isaiah 59 My wife and I discussed baby names long before she was even pregnant. We knew the names we wanted to use and we knew why a year or two before we even tried to … Continue reading

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August 15 – Time

John 1:35-51; 1 Chronicles 9; Haggai 1:1-2:23 It’s been said people they could tell you what’s important in your life by looking at your calendar and your checkbook. Times have changed. Many people no longer keep checkbooks. They pay by … Continue reading

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August 14 – Perspective

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 There’s an old Hindu fable about 6 blind men experiencing an elephant for the first time. Each of the men touches a different part of the elephant and then describes what the elephant … Continue reading

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February 21 – Coming First

Matthew 3; Exodus 24; Proverbs 11 The battle to destroy institutional segregation involved many people. Members of the African-American community focused a lot of their battles on desegregating education because they knew that increasing opportunities for education would open up … Continue reading

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December 9 – Is It Worth It?

Psalm 126; Isaiah 35:3-7; Luke 7:18-30 “Was it worth it?” I think many of us ask that question as we come to the end of a long project. Was it worth the time and the effort? We look at how … Continue reading

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