Tag Archives: John

August 18 – Life Motto

John 3:22-36; 1 Chronicles 13-14; Zechariah3 Companies brand themselves in people’s minds with mottoes. Sometimes the mottoes are advertising slogans and sometimes they’re meant to motivate a company as well as inspire the public. Let me give you a few … Continue reading

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August 16 – And They Walked With Him

John 2; 1 Chronicles 10-11; Zechariah1 It’s amazing how many things people remember after the fact. When somebody does something heroic and news reporters check with the neighbors they’ll often remember what a good kid that person was as they … Continue reading

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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … Continue reading

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July 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … 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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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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