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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 9 – Pardon Me

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12-12:14 One of the “perks” of being president is the ability to issue pardons to people convicted of crimes, or, even, those who MAY have committed a crime. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon … Continue reading

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July 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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July 6 – A Day of Reckoning

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 In the movie “Return of the Jedi,” Luke Skywalker freed Han Solo from his carbonite freezer. While Han was recovering, and discovers that Luke has freed him, he asked “How we doing?” Luke … Continue reading

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July 5 – I Signed Up For What?

Mark 13:1-13; 1 Kings 6; Hosea 8 I write other kinds of things than devotionals. My problem is that nothing else is ready for publication yet. I have a lot of editing to do. One of the things I do … Continue reading

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July 1 – The King Comes

Mark 11:1-14; 1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11b-5:4 The coronation of a new king is an exciting time. It’s filled with ceremony and pageantry. It’s filled with joy and excitement as people hope that the new king will be even better … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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June 27 – A Different Revolution

Mark 8:22-9:1; 2 Samuel 20-21; Hosea 1:1-2:1 One of the easiest things to do as a Christian is to make big plans to do something for God, but to forget about God in the planning process. We pray about the … Continue reading

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May 1 – Growth of the Church

Acts 14; Joshua 22; Job 31 When I was younger, traveling with my parents, around meal times my dad would start scanning for places to eat. He’d look for billboards advertising local restaurants. When he had found a possible place … Continue reading

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April 21 – All Roads

Acts 8:26-40; Joshua 1-2; Job 21 There is an old saying that all roads lead to Rome. The way it’s used today is that there are many ways to get to the same place. In ancient history, though, Rome built … Continue reading

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