Tag Archives: New Testament

June 12 – Seeing Is Believing, and They’re Looking at Us

Ezra 3-5 John 20 “A week later the followers were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. The doors were locked, but Jesus came in and stood right in the middle of them. He said, ‘Peace be with … Continue reading

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Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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March 9 – Forgiveness is a Dish Best Served Hot

Deuteronomy 7-9 Mark 11:19-33 “When you are praying, if you are angry with someone, forgive him so that your Father in heaven will also forgive your sins. But if you don’t forgive other people, then your Father in heaven will … Continue reading

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December 31 – Out With The Old and In With The New

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 It used to be that my eyes would roll when I heard someone talk about the “good old days.” I was younger then. Now, when someone talks about the “good old days” I tend … Continue reading

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December 25 – What Can I Say?

Luke 2:1-20; Ezekiel 37; Isaiah 60 This may sound a little crazy, but Christmas is hard on preachers. Most preachers like to be original, a little bit creative even, in their sermons. Meanwhile, people want to hear about the birth … Continue reading

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November 29 – Who Are You?

Galatians 3:19-4:20; Lamentations 1-2; Psalm 145 If you’ve ever seen the TV show “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” you’ve heard the song by The Who entitled “Who Are You.” The background of the song reveals that it’s a day in the … Continue reading

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October 24 – Don’t Be Surprised

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 17; Isaiah 18; Isaiah 19; Psalm 114 Surprises can be fun. When it’s your birthday and your spouse takes you out for what you think is going to be a dinner between the … Continue reading

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October 14 – Last Chances

Revelation 14; Esther 5:1-6:13; Psalm 106:24-48 You’ve probably gotten advertising flyers in the mail, heard commercials on the radio, or seen them on TV where the person implores you to buy their product because this is your “last chance” to … Continue reading

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September 28 – Don’t Even Welcome Them

2 John 1; Ezra 5-6; Psalm 93 The old joke used to be that anyone could throw on a bathrobe, walk the beaches of California, and utter a few incomprehensible sayings that seemed to have deeper meaning to start a … Continue reading

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August 15 – Time

John 1:35-51; 1 Chronicles 9; Haggai 1:1-2:23 It’s been said people they could tell you what’s important in your life by looking at your calendar and your checkbook. Times have changed. Many people no longer keep checkbooks. They pay by … Continue reading

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