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October 9 – Amazing Reactions

Revelation 9; Nehemiah 12; Psalm 104:1-23 One of the character tropes that stories like to use tells of a character who’s a plain, ordinary, everyday person who’s plodding through life until that one day when something sets him on the … Continue reading

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September 17 – Truth

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 There is an old saying that if a society values philosophers because philosophy is an exalted profession, and looks down on plumbers because plumbing is a plebian profession, the society will soon go … Continue reading

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September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … 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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June 8 – There Oughta Be a Law?

Romans 13; 1 Samuel 25; Psalm 68 How many times have you seen people do something so stupid that you end up shaking your head and saying, “There oughta be a law against that.” And the problem is, that too … Continue reading

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June 3 – Mercy

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 When the ringleader of his grandmother’s killer was sentenced to death, Bill Pelke and the rest of the community cheered the sentence. It was an appropriate sentence for the one who had led … Continue reading

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April 14 – Acting on Fear or in Faith?

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 In 1988, Barry Gibbs heard the declaration that he was guilty of murder and would be sentenced to 22 years in prison. While he didn’t match the witness’s description, that same witness picked him … Continue reading

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February 9 – Oppression

Hebrews 6:13-20; Exodus 1:1-2:25; Psalm 40 After the Civil War, former slaves began to work in our country and make economic and political headway. As they began making progress, some people, especially in the south got worried. The began to … Continue reading

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October 18 – Sing!

Psalm 57; 1 Samuel 25:23-35; James 5:7-12 It’s easy to get weighed down by the troubles and concerns of this world. We have an election coming up and we know every negative thing about each of the candidates. I would … Continue reading

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June 10 – Confession

Psalm 32; 2 Samuel 15:1-12; Romans 11:1-10 Have you ever noticed that sometimes hard boiled eggs peel very easily. You crack the shell, you start picking the shell off and the whole egg slips out of the shell very quickly. … Continue reading

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