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April 21 – You Get to Choose Your Reward!

2 Samuel 12-13 Luke 16 “Whoever can be trusted with a little can also be trusted with a lot, and whoever is dishonest with a little is dishonest with a lot. If you cannot be trusted with worldly riches, then … Continue reading

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April 20 – Learning to Rejoice in God’s Forgiveness … For Others

2 Samuel 9-11 Luke 15:11-32 “So the son left and went to his father. While the son was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for his son. So the father ran to him and … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … Continue reading

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March 25 – Self Incrimination

Matthew 21:28-46; Numbers 19-20; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution prevents a person from having to incriminate themselves. Police must stop questioning a suspect when they invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and ask for a lawyer. That doesn’t … Continue reading

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January 25 – When Stories Become Real

Just a note: this should have been done and posted yesterday. It wasn’t because of a family emergency. I will catch up with today’s post later. Luke 19:1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25 There is a video of a stunt for … Continue reading

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November 22 – The Power of Grace

Psalm 24; Isaiah 33:17-22; Revelation 22:8-21 Mercy is an important quality among Christians. We are to have mercy to one another. In one of the most well-known parables on this subject Jesus tells the story of a King who forgives … Continue reading

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July 16 – Seedy Faith

Psalm 15; Genesis 14:1-16; Luke 8:4-10 Growing up in the….er…well, a while ago, people talked about trying to find themselves. They would go on hikes, visit communes, talk to spiritual (and pseudo-spiritual) leaders to gain guidance and find themselves and … Continue reading

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March 11 – Leavin’ and Leaven

Matthew 13:24-58; Leviticus 19; Proverbs 29 One of the most amazing parables of Jesus in my eyes is a short, unexplained, one-line parable in the midst of a whole section of parables. “Another parable He spoke to them: ‘The kingdom … Continue reading

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March 25 – Trouble Brewing

Matthew 21:28-46; Numbers 19-20; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 In the days after the Triumphal Entry Jesus confused those who expected Him to take over military control. Rather than capitalizing on the crowds that followed Him He spent time doing things like throwing … Continue reading

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