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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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April 12 – Faith Healing and Healing Faith

Acts 3; Deuteronomy 17-18; Job 12 “Faith healing” has a bad reputation. When we think of faith healing today, perhaps our thoughts go to the people who hold special healing services, promising that God will bring healing because they are … Continue reading

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March 24 – Authority

Matthew 21:1-27; Numbers 17-18; Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 When I got a little sassy as a child, my mom might ask me, “Who do you think you are?” When I was really young and didn’t get what she was really asking, I … Continue reading

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March 17 – From the Mountain Top to the Mundane

Matthew 17; Numbers 3-4; Ecclesiastes 3:16-4:16 Jury Duty. It’s one of those civic duties that we all should participate in, but very few seem to like it. Larry is a guy that got his first summons to appear for jury … Continue reading

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March 12 – Jesus Deals With Grief

Matthew 14:1-21; Leviticus 20-21; Proverbs 30 One of the drawbacks of being a celebrity is that it’s very difficult to find time to be alone. Walking down the street or driving to a coffee shop will ignite a frenzy of … Continue reading

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March 6 – God’s People: Demon Possessed or Drunkards?

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Which is better: being a morning person or being a person that does better afternoon? Isn’t it funny how we attribute “goodness” or “badness” to either of those qualities? Growing up, I was a … Continue reading

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December 23 – Answered Prayer

Psalm 113; Isaiah 42:14-21; Luke 1:5-25 If you read tales from the mission field you will hear of answered prayers again and again. Whether it’s a miraculous provision of food or supplies, protection from hostile inhabitants of the land, or … Continue reading

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December 11 – Greatness

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 There have been a lot of great people in history. You know that they were great because their last name appears to be “the Great.” We normally think of kings or emperors: … Continue reading

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December 4 – Road Work on the Way to Christmas

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 1:68-79; Philippians 1:3-11; Luke 3:1-6 We all have to deal with it: roadwork. When you’re driving on vacation, or to go visit family in another town over the summer the sign you see more than any other, … Continue reading

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November 8 – Christians and the Election

Psalm 123; Job 21:1 17-34; 2 John 1-13 After today we will see no more campaign ads. The election will be over. It will be a time to breathe a sigh of relief. It has been a divisive election for … Continue reading

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