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July 5 – True Freedom Through Forgiveness

Job 30-31 Acts 13:26-52 “Brothers, understand what we are telling you: You can have forgiveness of your sins through Jesus. The law of Moses could not free you from your sins. But through Jesus everyone who believes is free from … Continue reading

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June 11 – The Work is Over, The Battle is Done

Ezra 1-2 John 19:23-42 “When Jesus tasted the vinegar, he said, “It is finished.” Then he bowed his head and died.” (John 19:30 NCV) Three simple words in English, translate one word in the Greek. “It is finished.” Jesus came … Continue reading

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May 24 – Of Course I Trust What God Says…Well, Except For That

1 Chronicles 22-24 John 8:28-59 “The person who belongs to God accepts what God says. But you don’t accept what God says, because you don’t belong to God.” (John 8:47 NCV) The book of John has some of the deepest … Continue reading

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May 12 – Judgment, Grace, and God’s Only Begotten Son

2 Kings 15-16 John 3:1-18 “God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son so that whoever believes in him may not be lost, but have eternal life. God did not send his Son into … Continue reading

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January 15 – What’s A Person Worth?

Genesis 36-38 Matthew 10:21-42 “Two sparrows cost only a penny, but not even one of them can die without your Father’s knowing it. God even knows how many hairs are on your head. So don’t be afraid. You are worth … Continue reading

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November 26 – Seeking Genuine Faith Amidst Forgeries

Galatians 1; Jeremiah 47-48; Psalm 142 In 2003 the Bolton Museum, in England, bought an ancient Egyptian statue called the “Amarna Princess” for around $500,000. They did their due diligence and had the British museum authenticate it. It was displayed … Continue reading

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July 13 – Foolishness or Power?

1 Corinthians 1:18-31; 1 Kings 14; Joel 2:1-11 I remember messing up as a child. I would do something foolish, and my dad or my mom would punish me. No matter how severe the punishment may have been, the hardest … Continue reading

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February 27 – Justice and Mercy

Matthew 7; Exodus 37:1-38:31; Proverbs 17 The belief that justice is blind is one of the foundational beliefs of America. The statue of Lady Justice holding scales to balance the evidence while sporting a blindfold stands outside many courtrooms in … Continue reading

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October 15 – Reconciliation

Psalm 121; Genesis 32:3-21; Mark 10:46-52 Family reunions can be tense times for some people. Two family members had a falling out years ago, and you could never have them in the same room together without some kind of problem. … Continue reading

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June 21 – Returning to God

Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8 Absalom had been banished. No one was happy with the situation, but David left his son in exile over what was a serious family squabble. It was time for him to come back … Continue reading

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