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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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July 29 – Got Peace?

1 Corinthians 14:26-40; 2 Kings 9; Jonah 4 World War I was over. All that was left were the peace talks. France, Great Britain, Italy, the United States, and to a lesser extent Japan made all the decisions at the … Continue reading

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June 2 – Privileged

Romans 8; 1 Samuel 17:1-54; Psalm 62 Many years ago, American Express ran an ad campaign that appealed to people’s desire to be thought of in the best way. The slogan that drove that campaign was “Membership has its privileges.” … Continue reading

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May 9 – Ready for Battle?

Acts 19:1-20; Judges 10:1-11:33; Job 39 You’ve probably heard this quote – attributed to George Orwell – before. “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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February 7 – Rest and Peace

Hebrews 3:1-4:13; Genesis 48; Psalm 38 One of the most tiring things that we humans deal with is conflict. Some people seem to thrive on conflict, but even for them, it’s emotionally draining – win or lose. Our world is … Continue reading

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January 11 – Watering the House

Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalm 11 During the summer, when the South Texas heat zaps the land, we engage in what seems like a strange ritual. We water our houses. Ok, I know the jokes. “Trying to make your house … Continue reading

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November 24 – A Time for Thanks

Psalm 122; Daniel 9:15-19; James 4:1-10 Thanksgiving. Today we set aside this day as a day to give thanks for the blessings of God. In a recent discussion, someone noted that they don’t count today special because they give thanks … Continue reading

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November 20 – Forgiveness

Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 46; Colossians 1:11-20; Luke 23:33-43 “Friends applaud. The comedy is finished.” Those were the last words of Ludwig von Beethoven before he died. We attach a lot of significance to the last words of famous people for … Continue reading

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September 3 – Conflict!

Psalm 1; Deuteronomy 29:2-20; Matthew 10:34-42 Have you ever noticed that when people have a strong belief in something that they cause all kinds of trouble by showing their belief and sticking to it? Often they believe in a cause … Continue reading

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