Tag Archives: love of God

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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January 15 – Being Ready

Luke 12:32-59; Genesis 22; Psalm 15 Thieves are an inconsiderate lot. They come to visit you when you’re not home. They destroy things coming in the house. Then they take party favors that you hadn’t planned on giving out. When … Continue reading

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January 13 – We Got Rules

Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13 They live among us. They are checking up to make sure that everyone is following the rules. You know them. It’s the kid in class who tells the teacher that the kid, who probably … Continue reading

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January 7 – Go Tell or No Tell?

Luke 8:26-56; Genesis 13:1-14:24; Psalm 7 I’m living on the fringes of the author world right now. I haven’t published anything other than my devotionals here on this blog, but I’m working at it. I’m making contacts and getting to … Continue reading

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July 13 – Share the Gospel or Social Gospel?

Psalm 25:11-20; Ecclesiastes 9:13-18; Matthew 25:31-46 I recently heard someone talk about the “social gospel” and how excited he was that other churches were getting involved in it. The “social gospel” is the idea that we go out and meet … Continue reading

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January 20 From One Generation to the Next

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 145 (Praise God’s faithfulness); Song of Solomon 4:9—5:1 (A love song); Luke 5:33-39 (Christ the bridegroom) One of the greatest frustrations in church work is the number of people who claim to be followers … Continue reading

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October 16 – God’s Great Love

Revelation 16; Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43 There is an amazing similarity in all three readings today. The Revelation passage tells of God’s judgment being poured out on earth. The people left on earth react to the judgment by cursing God. … Continue reading

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October 14 – When The World Falls In

Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48 What’s it like to sit on top of the world? Have you ever wondered that? Have you ever experienced that? Haman felt that way. Xerxes had honored Haman’s request to exterminate the Jews. He … Continue reading

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September 25 – Words and Deeds

1 John 3; 2 Chronicles 36; Psalm 90 We’ve all heard the old saying “Actions speak louder than words.” People throughout the ages have recognized that what you say must be reinforced by actions. When someone talks about how we … Continue reading

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