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October 11 – To Stand or To Kneel?

Revelation 11; Esther 1; Psalm 105:1-25 According to tradition, one stands when the song is played. It has been that way for hundreds of years. When the song is played, you stand. Or at least that’s the way it used … Continue reading

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September 17 – Truth

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 There is an old saying that if a society values philosophers because philosophy is an exalted profession, and looks down on plumbers because plumbing is a plebian profession, the society will soon go … 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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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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October 2 – Unworthy Servants

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 If you’ve ever watched some of those dog shows on TV, you can see those dogs do some amazing tricks. Their trainers take them through complicated maneuvers. If you don’t … Continue reading

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August 5 – Soul Food

Psalm 33:12-22; Ecclesiastes 6:1-6; Acts 7:1-8 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” as supposedly shouted by Richard III in Shakespeare’s play. It was a play on the old proverb: For want … Continue reading

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July 23 – This Time, This Place – God’s Will

Psalm 138; Esther 4:1-17; Luke 8:22-25 You’ve seen this scene in a movie or a TV show at one time or another. The detectives are grilling the suspect. They know he isn’t the main guy, but he knows the plans … Continue reading

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October 14 – The Humbling From God

Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48 Haman thought he had the world in his hand. The king granted him great privileges and the queen was throwing a banquet where the exclusive guest list included him and the king. No others … Continue reading

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May 27 – An Unlikely King

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 People really are funny. Israel had lived under judges for many years. The last judge was Samuel and, as often happens with kids of the rich and/or the powerful, the kids didn’t live … Continue reading

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