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March 10 – Through The Lens of Grace

Deuteronomy 10-12 Mark 12:1-27 “The Jewish leaders knew that the story was about them. So they wanted to find a way to arrest Jesus, but they were afraid of the people. So the leaders left him and went away.” (Mark … Continue reading

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March 3 – Avoiding the Yeast of the Pharisees and the Yeast of Herod

Numbers 26-28 Mark 8 “His followers had only one loaf of bread with them in the boat; they had forgotten to bring more. Jesus warned them, ‘Be careful! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and the yeast of Herod.’” … Continue reading

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February 23 – Sow What?

Numbers 5-6 Mark 4:1-20 “Others are like the seed planted in the good ground. They hear the teaching and accept it. Then they grow and produce fruit—sometimes thirty times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes a hundred times more.” … Continue reading

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February 3 – You’re Invited: Proper Clothes Provided

Exodus 31-33 Matthew 22:1-22 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready, but those I invited did not deserve to come. So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.’” (Matthew 22:8-9) … Continue reading

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January 20 – Is It Time For an Estate Sale?

Genesis 49-50 Matthew 13:31-58 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hidden in a field. One day a man found the treasure, and then he hid it in the field again. He was so happy that he went and … Continue reading

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April 2 – Ministry is People

Matthew 25: 31-46; Numbers 32-34; Job 2 Boston has a great program that finds a way to bring health care to the people on the street. Boston Health Care for the Homeless, founded in 1985 by Dr. Jim O’Connell, is … Continue reading

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March 22 – An Unfair God

Matthew 20:1-16; Numbers 13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 I hear stories of them, but haven’t found anything I can verify through research. You know what I mean: death bed conversions. Every so often a well-known atheist or agnostic dies and rumors are … Continue reading

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March 19 – Forgiveness

Matthew 18:21-35; Numbers 7-8; Ecclesiastes 6 Dylan Roof is notorious for his murder of nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. He had told people that he was going to kill a bunch of people, … Continue reading

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March 11 – When Weeds Become Wheat

Matthew 13:24-58; Leviticus 19; Proverbs 29 Mass hysteria struck Massachusetts from February of 1692 to May of 1693. A few children began to act strangely. People began to denounce others as witches. The fact that one of the so-called witches … Continue reading

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January 21 – Thinking About Money

Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalm 21 When it comes to building or repairing things, I am the last person to call for help. The Christmas before I got married, my family gave me a set of screwdrivers because they knew … Continue reading

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