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September 15 – Defending the Defenseless

John 17; 2 Chronicles 25; Psalm 82 “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4 NKJV) One of the responsibilities of … Continue reading

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September 15 – If Not Us, Then Who?

Proverbs 22-24 2 Corinthians 8 “At this time you have plenty. What you have can help others who are in need. Then later, when they have plenty, they can help you when you are in need, and all will be … Continue reading

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December 16 – Meeting Needs

Isaiah 11:1-9; Micah 4:8-13; Luke 7:31-35 A receipt was posted on Facebook yesterday. People were doing anything to get water as our city had a “don’t even turn on the faucet” alert. One person went to a store and bought … Continue reading

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January 6 – Epiphany

Isaiah 60:1-6 (Nations come to the light); Psalm 72:1-7 10-14 (All shall bow down); Ephesians 3:1-12 (The gospel’s promise for all); Matthew 2:1-12 (Christ revealed to the nations) Today we celebrate Epiphany. I’ll be honest…as a Baptist I had heard … Continue reading

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October 29 – Harsh Words

2 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 29-30; Psalm 119:1-32 There seems to be a myth that Christians should not take a hard stance on issues. According to that myth, we are to be soft, fuzzy, and loving to all people. We are … Continue reading

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October 27 – Poverty and Wealth

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 There is this ridiculous concept floating around in “spiritual” circles that God assigns financial wealth to people of high spiritual quality. Just as ridiculous is the idea that people living in poverty have … Continue reading

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October 18 – What Will They Say?

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 When friends gather around, especially at my age, they sometimes start looking towards the future. “How would you want to be remembered?” is a question that enters the discussion. Soon jokes from the old … Continue reading

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February 25 – Meeting Needs

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33:1-34:35; Proverbs 15 There are a lot of things that Christians do to help people who are poor that go unnoticed. Denominations, churches, and individuals work to alleviate poverty and help people pull themselves out of poverty. … Continue reading

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