Tag Archives: Kingdom of God

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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July 18 – As You Were….

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3 The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960’s. Attitudes changed so that Christian values relating to sexuality and marriage gave way to more permissive attitudes. Fears of the consequences that came from a … 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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June 4 – Going Through the Motions

Romans 9:30-10:21; 1 Samuel 19; Psalm 64 Jonah was quite a head case. If you don’t believe that God uses all kinds to serve in His kingdom, think about Jonah. God calls Jonah to an immense task, but one that … Continue reading

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April 9 – Expectations and Reality

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 When I began teaching, I had some unrealistic expectations. I expected kids to sit quietly and learn, enthralled with every word that came out of my mouth. I expected amazing classroom discipline as kids … Continue reading

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March 22 – An Unfair God

Matthew 20:1-16; Numbers 13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 I hear stories of them, but haven’t found anything I can verify through research. You know what I mean: death bed conversions. Every so often a well-known atheist or agnostic dies and rumors are … Continue reading

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