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April 30 – Giving: Attitude Beats Amount

1 Kings 8-9 Luke 21:1-19 “As Jesus looked up, he saw some rich people putting their gifts into the Temple money box. Then he saw a poor widow putting two small copper coins into the box. He said, ‘I tell … Continue reading

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February 23 – Sow What?

Numbers 5-6 Mark 4:1-20 “Others are like the seed planted in the good ground. They hear the teaching and accept it. Then they grow and produce fruit—sometimes thirty times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes a hundred times more.” … Continue reading

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January 17 – “Is It Right To Heal On The Sabbath?”

Genesis 41-42 Matthew 12:1-23 “Jesus left there and went into their synagogue, where there was a man with a crippled hand. They were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they asked him, ‘Is it right to heal on … Continue reading

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December 16 – Trash or Treasure?

Philippians 3; Ezekiel 23; Isaiah 51 It’s that time of year where if you haven’t seen any version of “A Christmas Carol,” you just might not be watching TV. According to a meme that’s making the rounds this year, A … Continue reading

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November 4 – Just a Little Bit More

1 Timothy 5:23-6:21; Jeremiah 3-4; Psalm 120 You may remember the TV show “Cheers.” If so, you should remember all the character’s names, well, at least the main ones. You don’t? Theme song’s wrong again. In one of the episodes, … 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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March 18 – Enjoying Wealth

Matthew 18:1-20; Numbers 5-6; Ecclesiastes 5 The Chelsea Hotel in New York has been a hangout for artists for centuries. Mark Twain once lived there, as did Janis Joplin. At times, artists were allowed to pay the rent with their … 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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February 26 – Treasure in Heaven

Matthew 6:19-34; Exodus 35:1-36:38; Proverbs 16 She was the world’s most successful female entrepreneur. She was eulogized as the first female self-made millionaire in America. Yet when she died, her net worth was slightly over half a million dollars. What … Continue reading

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January 27 – A Taxing Response

Luke 20:1-26; Genesis 35:1-36:43; Psalm 27 It’s tax season again. Let’s see a show of hands. How many of you really love paying taxes? Hmmm. I’m not seeing many hands. The frustrating thing about preparing and paying taxes for many … Continue reading

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