Tag Archives: love of God

November 17 – A Warning to Those Who Oppress Others

James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133 You know “those” business people. Everything they do works out. They start businesses with the craziest business plans, and they succeed. They purchase businesses that are failing and have no hope, and within a … Continue reading

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October 9 – Amazing Reactions

Revelation 9; Nehemiah 12; Psalm 104:1-23 One of the character tropes that stories like to use tells of a character who’s a plain, ordinary, everyday person who’s plodding through life until that one day when something sets him on the … Continue reading

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September 27 – The Lady or The Tiger

1 John 5; Ezra 3-4; Psalm 92 Frank Stockton tells a tale that most of us have read at one time or another in our school days: The Lady or the Tiger. He uses much more flowery language to set … Continue reading

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September 26 – A Perfect Love

1 John 4; Ezra 1-2; Psalm 91 I’ve had a few people ask me why I don’t talk about particular sins here: you know the ones Baptists, especially, are supposed to attack. I mention “sin” in general but talk a … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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August 14 – Perspective

John 1:19-34; 1 Chronicles 7-8; Zephaniah 3 There’s an old Hindu fable about 6 blind men experiencing an elephant for the first time. Each of the men touches a different part of the elephant and then describes what the elephant … Continue reading

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July 31 – Laughing In The Face Of Death

1 Corinthians 15:35-58; 2 Kings 11; Micah 2 Death. It’s a popular subject in literature. Death is a universal theme because everyone experiences it in every culture. Death becomes part of literature, art, and film. How death is portrayed may … Continue reading

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May 30 – God’s Great Love

Romans 5; 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 59 Marriages among royalty in ancient times were often more political than romantic. Wives were, in essence, political pawns used to cement alliances and keep the peace. Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon had married Amytis … 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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January 17 – Wildfires and Friendship Bread

Luke 13:18-35; Genesis 24; Psalm 17 Every year we see the news. Forest fires have broken out in various parts of the country. We see pictures of hellish infernos and horrific damage. Houses and wildlife are destroyed. Firefighters from all … Continue reading

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