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March 2 – I Thought I Was A Pretty Good Guy…

(Reading for March 1 included because they fixed the bug – Numbers 20-22 Mark 7:1-13) Numbers 23-25 Mark 7:14-37 “And Jesus said, ‘The things that come out of people are the things that make them unclean. All these evil things … Continue reading

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January 23 – Yes, But I’m Still Washing My Hands…

Exodus 7-8 Matthew 15:1-20 “But what people say with their mouths comes from the way they think; these are the things that make people unclean. Out of the mind come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual sins, stealing, lying, and speaking … Continue reading

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December 13 – “But You Don’t Know My Circumstances”

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 There were severe complications in his birth. Obstetricians used two pairs of forceps during the birth and one of those pairs ended up severing a nerve and causing partial paralysis of his face. The … Continue reading

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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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