Tag Archives: Joy

December 16 – Trash or Treasure?

Philippians 3; Ezekiel 23; Isaiah 51 It’s that time of year where if you haven’t seen any version of “A Christmas Carol,” you just might not be watching TV. According to a meme that’s making the rounds this year, A … Continue reading

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December 15 – Being Schooled in Obedience

Philippians 2:12-30; Ezekiel 21-22; Isaiah 50 Obedience Training is for the dogs…literally. If you look up obedience training in your favorite search engine, you’ll probably find pages and pages of schools for dogs, with not one on training kids or … Continue reading

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December 14 – Humility, Servanthood, Obedience – Taking Christ Out of Christmas

Philippians 2:1-11; Ezekiel 20; Isaiah 49 In 1965, the world was treated to a short TV movie that has now become a classic. It’s still beloved by young and old. Lines from the movies are quoted as people get ready … Continue reading

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December 2 – Always Appeal to Higher Instincts

Galatians 5:16-26; Ezekiel 1; Psalm 148 “Don’t throw me in the briar patch!” Most of us have heard and understood the purpose of these words uttered by Br’er Rabbit after Br’er Fox had tricked and caught him. Br’er Fox’s ears … 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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November 13 – Do You Really Want All the Joy God Gives?

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 One of the fun parts of social media is sharing the joys that friends experience. Recently, one of my friends got married. I shared her joy as she posted about the engagement. Then, they … Continue reading

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November 5 – An Incredible Invitation

2 Timothy 1; Jeremiah 5-6; Psalm 121 Most people don’t use the US postal service for mail these days. Everything is done by email. Well, almost everything. We still get a lot of advertisements in the mail. I’ve been told … Continue reading

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October 22 – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 The movie series “Back to the Future” reminds us how small things can cause great changes. In the first time travel experiment, Marty McFly meets Doc Brown at Twin Pines Mall. Terrorists meet … Continue reading

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October 15 – Born to Worship

Revelation 15; Esther 6:14-8:17; Psalm 107:1-22 What’s the point of worship? Is it to have an experience. A lot of churches will talk about the “worship experience” that their church has that will lead you to new heights in your … Continue reading

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October 13 – Fool Me Once….

Revelation 13; Esther 3-4; Psalm 106:1-23 C.S. Lewis has a wonderful fantasy world called Narnia. In this world, which is an alternate reality where time moves in a different way from life on earth four children, two brothers and two … Continue reading

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