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August 10 – Street Cred

2 Corinthians 11; 2 Kings 25; Habakkuk 2 Street Cred. In the hip hop community that usually means that the rapper has lived on the streets and probably spent time in jail. Street Cred is important to people in the … Continue reading

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July 4 – Ya Gotta Love….

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16 Many years ago, there was a song where the singer moaned about signs that told him what he could and couldn’t do. There are rules, written and unwritten about a lot of different … Continue reading

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March 23 – Sorry, No Cookies

Matthew 20:17-34; Numbers 15-16; Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 You’ve probably seen this as a meme, or perhaps on a T-shirt: “Come to the Dark Side – We have cookies.” It’s hard to imagine Darth Vadar doing promotions to recruit new members, but, … Continue reading

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March 1 – Ministry Costs

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 Mother Teresa became convinced at the age of 12 that she was called to religious life. She left her home in Macedonia at the age of 18 and joined a convent in Ireland, never … Continue reading

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October 2 – Unworthy Servants

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 If you’ve ever watched some of those dog shows on TV, you can see those dogs do some amazing tricks. Their trainers take them through complicated maneuvers. If you don’t … Continue reading

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August 21 – No Good Deed

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17 We’ve all heard the statement that “no good deed goes unpunished.” In fact, we’ve all probably thought that as we’ve tried to help people in difficult circumstances only to have something happen … Continue reading

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June 6 – Hard Choices

Psalm 68:1-10 19-20; Genesis 22:1-14; Galatians 2:1-10 It happens in every action picture, or so it seems, the hero confronts the villain who cackles hideously and then sneers at the hero. The hero is given a choice to save the … Continue reading

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May 27 – Heart Issues

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 One of the problems in the early church was the struggle between the Jewish roots of Christianity and the all-inclusive nature of the gospel message. Many Jews felt an extra sense of pride … Continue reading

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March 28 – When God Says “No!” (Don’t Try Again!)

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 I tend to be impulsive. I make my plans, start working on them and then, in the middle of the actions, breathe silent prayers asking God to bless what I’m doing. How … Continue reading

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March 25 – In Spite of Me

Matthew 21:28-46; Numbers 19-20; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 There is a reluctance, a fear sometimes, when I know what God is calling me to do. There are people God wants to bless and He’s given me the privilege of participating in bringing … Continue reading

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