Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

January 19 – Getting Down in the Dirt

Genesis 46-48 Matthew 13:1-30 “And what is the seed that fell among the thorny weeds? That seed is like the person who hears the teaching but lets worries about this life and the temptation of wealth stop that teaching from … Continue reading

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January 14 – When You Get Arrested…

Genesis 33-35 Matthew 10:1-20 “When you are arrested, don’t worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given the things to say. It will not really be you speaking but the Spirit … Continue reading

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January 13 – Loving the Oppressed, and the Oppressor

(Caught up by this afternoon!)  Genesis 31-32 Matthew 9:18-38 “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NCV) Wherever Jesus went, He preached the good … Continue reading

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January 10 – Engaging in Full Ministry

(Sorry for the delay. Schedule got pushed out of whack yesterday. Hoping whack returns today.) Genesis 25-26 Matthew 8:1-17 (NCV) “When Jesus came down from the hill, great crowds followed him. Then a man with a skin disease came to … Continue reading

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January 4 – When Jesus Calls

“As Jesus was walking by Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake because they were fishermen. Jesus said, ‘Come follow me, and I will make you … Continue reading

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September 21 – When Courage Comes

John 20:19-31; 2 Chronicles 32; Psalm 88 Don’t you hate it when the best stories are apocryphal? We love the stories. We repeat them as great examples, only to find out that they may not be true. For example, according … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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September 1 – Actions Speak Louder

John 9:1-23; 2 Chronicles 6; Malachi 2:17-3:18 The story is told (which is preacher speak for “I heard a great story, but I have no verification that it actually happened. Still, I like the point it makes) of a high … Continue reading

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August 25 – No Empty Shelves There

John 6:22-59; 1 Chronicles 24; Zechariah 10 The first things to disappear from store shelves when a hurricane is coming are water and bread. We have to have that water. We have to have that bread. Those are vital for … Continue reading

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August 24 – It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

John 6:1-21; 1 Chronicles 22:2-23:32; Zechariah 9 In 1876, Western Union had a monopoly on the most advanced communication technology available: the telegraph. The President of Western Union, William Orten, was offered a chance to buy the patent on a … Continue reading

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