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November 23 – The Who of Thanksgiving

2 Peter 1; Jeremiah 41-42; Psalm 139 In the United States, Thanksgiving was established as a national holiday during the War Between the States in 1863. Prior to that time, many states had held their own observances of a day … Continue reading

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November 20 – Returning Blessings For Evil

1 Peter 3; Jeremiah 35-36; Psalm 136 I saw a quote the other day that made me mad. The message of the quote was that the only people you should try to get even with are the people who’ve done … Continue reading

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November 19 – Welcome to the Family!

Please note: I didn’t get this written yesterday before church. When I got home after church, I had computer problems and didn’t think about this again until late at night. I finished yesterday’s this morning and will finish today’s later. … Continue reading

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November 15 – Blessing and Cursing From the Same Mouth?

James 3; Jeremiah 25-26; Psalm 131 Scientists today are praising the art of gossip. They explain their position by noting that this is how social norms are passed on. Apparently, people won’t know what’s right and what’s wrong unless tales … Continue reading

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November 11 – Christian Behavior in the World

Titus 3; Jeremiah 17-18; Psalm 127 It seems that the worst enemies that Christians often have are other Christians, or those claiming to be Christians. 500 years ago, as the Protestant Reformation began, we fought wars over whether to stay … Continue reading

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October 22 – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be

1 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 11-13; Psalm 112 The movie series “Back to the Future” reminds us how small things can cause great changes. In the first time travel experiment, Marty McFly meets Doc Brown at Twin Pines Mall. Terrorists meet … Continue reading

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October 16 – Dealing With the Other Side of Grace

Revelation 16; Esther 9-10; Psalm 107:23-43 Is there a limit to God’s grace? I think anyone who follows Christ asks themselves that question when they look at their own lives and recognize their own sinfulness. I can’t tell you how … Continue reading

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October 13 – Fool Me Once….

Revelation 13; Esther 3-4; Psalm 106:1-23 C.S. Lewis has a wonderful fantasy world called Narnia. In this world, which is an alternate reality where time moves in a different way from life on earth four children, two brothers and two … 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 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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