Tag Archives: New Testament

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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July 6 – A Day of Reckoning

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 In the movie “Return of the Jedi,” Luke Skywalker freed Han Solo from his carbonite freezer. While Han was recovering, and discovers that Luke has freed him, he asked “How we doing?” Luke … Continue reading

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May 19 – There’s No Such Thing as “Too Bad”

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 One of the most frustrating things I deal with when talking with people about Jesus is that they try to tell me that they’re “not good enough” to follow Jesus. There are things in … Continue reading

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February 6 – Escape

Hebrews 2; Genesis 46:28-47:31; Psalm 37 The road to escape the confines of poverty is paved with education. When you hear about people who have gotten out of their terrible early life situations, most of the time the story begins … Continue reading

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