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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 20 – And We Will Know That It Was Worth It

Revelation 20; Isaiah 7-8; Psalm 110 Jack Bailey had an admirable goal: he wanted to make every woman a queen, every day. Bailey was the emcee of a program called “Queen for a Day” that began on radio back in … Continue reading

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July 24 – Leading By Example

1 Corinthians 11:1-16; 2 Kings 4; Amos 9 How would you define “leadership?” Leadership must be an important subject when you consider all the books and articles that have been written about it. There are 66 TED talks specifically devoted … Continue reading

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July 22 – A Passion For The Call

1 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 1-2; Amos 7 There seems to be a new way to judge preaching today. Great preachers are on TV, or podcast, or maybe you can subscribe to his YouTube channel. The church is known as … Continue reading

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May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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April 20 – Money Can’t Buy….

Acts 8:1b-25; Deuteronomy 33-34; Job 20 What do people value? If you google the phrase “Money can’t buy happiness” and look at the images, you’ll discover what money can buy that’s pretty much the same things as happiness, or what … Continue reading

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April 11 – The Bottom Line

Acts 2:14-47; Deuteronomy 15-16; Job 11 John Elkington proposed the idea known as “The Triple Bottom Line” in 1994 as a way to get companies to realize that there was more to life than cash flow. The Triple Bottom Line … Continue reading

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March 20 – Loopholes

Matthew 19:1-15; Numbers 9-10; Ecclesiastes 7 Michael Larson was an unemployed ice cream truck driver. He had nothing better to do than to watch TV. So, he did that. He enjoyed a game show called “Press Your Luck.” While he … Continue reading

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March 1 – Ministry Costs

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 Mother Teresa became convinced at the age of 12 that she was called to religious life. She left her home in Macedonia at the age of 18 and joined a convent in Ireland, never … Continue reading

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January 21 – Thinking About Money

Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalm 21 When it comes to building or repairing things, I am the last person to call for help. The Christmas before I got married, my family gave me a set of screwdrivers because they knew … Continue reading

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