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January 13 – Loving the Oppressed, and the Oppressor

(Caught up by this afternoon!)  Genesis 31-32 Matthew 9:18-38 “When he saw the crowds, he felt sorry for them because they were hurting and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36 NCV) Wherever Jesus went, He preached the good … Continue reading

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March 9 – Beauty Tips for Life

Matthew 12:22-50; Leviticus 15-16; Proverbs 27 Mirrors are great. I can’t imagine shaving without being in front of a mirror. I use a mirror when I comb my hair, usually. Yes, I do comb my hair. My wife uses a … Continue reading

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September 24 – Build Relationships

Psalm 146; Proverbs 28:11-28; Luke 9:43b-48 It is interesting that the passages this week focused on caring for the poor, and looking out for the oppressed. It has been a difficult week for those who are truly seeking justice for … Continue reading

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August 11 – Rock the Boat

Psalm 82; Joshua 7:1 10-26; Hebrews 10:26-31 At one time in this world there was a doctrine known as “The Divine Right of Kings.” Those who adhered to this view believed that kings answered to no one since their rule … 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 17 – God’s Covenant People

Revelation 17; Isaiah 1-2; Psalm 108 Whenever we read the messages of God to Israel in the Old Testament, it is easy to miss the message God is sending us today. We sit back and shake our heads at the … Continue reading

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December 29 – Jubilee!

Luke 4:1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64 Jesus probably wouldn’t have been a very popular preacher in today’s world. He wouldn’t have been able to get a television ministry. He wouldn’t last long on radio. He might have been able to … Continue reading

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October 17 – First Things First

Revelation 17; Isaiah 1-2; Psalm 108 If we really want to know how to serve God, perhaps the best thing to do would be to ask Him what He would consider to be service that honors Him. Otherwise we could … Continue reading

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July 27 – Reporting Good News

They started hauling off the loot and then realized there was a city full of starving people. “Then they said to one another, ‘We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.'” The hopeless situation became one of joy and hope to the people. Continue reading

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February 16 – Worldly Pleasures

Hebrews 11:23-40; Exodus 15; Proverbs 6:1-7:5 When Moses was pulled out of the bulrushes, Pharaoh’s daughter arranged for a Hebrew woman to nurse him. That woman, in fact, was his mom, unbeknownst to Pharaoh’s daughter. I can only imagine that … Continue reading

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