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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 3 – I Think We Got This Backwards

Genesis 7-9 Matthew 3 “At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River and wanted John to baptize him. But John tried to stop him, saying, ‘Why do you come to me to be baptized? I need to … Continue reading

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December 22 – Warming People Up For the Main Attraction

Luke 1:1-25; Ezekiel 33; Isaiah 57 When I was younger, I went to a few concerts. These concerts were a lot of fun and I got to see some great bands. There was a process that the experience went through. … Continue reading

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Novembe 22 – Finding Favor in Humility

1 Peter 5; Jeremiah 39-40; Psalm 138 One of the amazing things about the internet is that it allows a lot of “niche” businesses to thrive from practically anywhere. A person can start a business with little or no overhead … Continue reading

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October 30 – Living in the Grace of God

1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64 The image of the ugly American is one that causes most of us to cringe. We think of the loud-mouthed lout who acts obnoxiously in a foreign country. When people call him on … Continue reading

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October 25 – Power vs. Respect – Doing Things God’s Way

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Harvey Weinstein. Hollywood. Yep, I just used those codewords to trigger you into anger even before you started reading this thought. Let’s face it though, how many of us were really surprised by … Continue reading

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July 3 – Going Through the Motions

Mark 12:1-27; 1 Kings 3; Hosea 6:1-7:2 Sometimes I have bad days, and sometimes those bad days are on Sundays. I wake up and I think I don’t want to go to church. I read the Bible to do my … Continue reading

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May 14 – Overcoming Hate

Acts 21:37-22:29; Judges 17-18; Psalm 43 The movie “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” came out in 1967. The basic story of the movie is that a woman brings her fiancé home to meet the parents. He’s a doctor. He’s black. … Continue reading

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March 21 – More Manna? Anything Else?

Matthew 19:16-30; Numbers 11-12; Ecclesiastes 8 Shel Silverstein wrote the lyrics to a song that tells of a man who made it all. He was living what our society would call the good life. He could have whatever he wanted. … Continue reading

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February 27 – Justice and Mercy

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 The belief that justice is blind is one of the foundational beliefs of America. The statue of Lady Justice holding scales to balance the evidence while sporting a blindfold stands outside many courtrooms in … Continue reading

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