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October 2 – When You’re So Important You Can Ignore Others

Isaiah 14-16 Ephesians 5:1-16 “You can be sure of this: No one will have a place in the kingdom of Christ and of God who sins sexually, or does evil things, or is greedy. Anyone who is greedy is serving … Continue reading

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August 25 – What’s Important Is Our Status in Christ

Psalm 119:1-88 1 Corinthians 7:20-40 “You all were bought at a great price, so do not become slaves of people.” (1 Corinthians 7:23 NCV) In the midst of the discussion about marriage, Paul discussed our status in society. Then, he … Continue reading

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August 24 – God Doesn’t Care About Your Past – He’s Guiding Your Future

Psalm 116-118 1 Corinthians 7:1-19 “It is not important if a man is circumcised or not. The important thing is obeying God’s commands.” (1 Corinthians 7:19 NCV) How does God want us to live in light of the soon coming … Continue reading

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July 6 – We Don’t Need a Poll to Know God’s Way

Job 32-33 Acts 14 “Even with these words, they were barely able to keep the crowd from offering sacrifices to them. Then some evil people came from Antioch and Iconium and persuaded the people to turn against Paul. So they … Continue reading

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May 14 – Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go – except maybe that place…I’ll think about it

2 Kings 19-21 John 4:1-30 “But on the way he had to go through the country of Samaria.” (John 4:4 NCV) The disciples were baptizing a lot of people. The Pharisees had heard about this and Jesus, because it wasn’t … Continue reading

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April 29 – Heaven is Like…ah…Hmmm…Guess I’ll Trust God For That

(Published late at night because – Sunday and church obligations make it hard to write this earlier!) 1 Kings 6-7 Luke 20:27-47 “Jesus said to them, ‘On earth, people marry and are given to someone to marry. But those who will be … Continue reading

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April 7 – Let It Go….Let It Go

1 Samuel 7-9 Luke 9:18-36 “Jesus said to all of them, ‘If people want to follow me, they must give up the things they want. They must be willing to give up their lives daily to follow me. Those who … Continue reading

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January 29 – Jesus Speaks on Marriage and Divorce

Exodus 21-22 Matthew 19 “Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to trick him. They asked, ‘Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for any reason he chooses?’” (Matthew 19:3) In the latter stages of Jesus’s ministry, … Continue reading

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January 6 – In Defense of Personal Integrity

Genesis 16-17 Matthew 5:27-48 “Say only yes if you mean yes, and no if you mean no. If you say more than yes or no, it is from the Evil One.” (Matthew 5:37 NCV) This next section of the Sermon … Continue reading

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January 1 – Acting On My Beliefs

Note: for a variety of reasons, I am changing the format of my devotionals. If you prefer the old format, see the links at the end. I’ll explain why before the links.  Genesis 4-6 Matthew 2 (New Century Version) “While Joseph thought … Continue reading

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