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January 30 – Life Isn’t Fair, and Neither is the Afterlife

Exodus 23-24 Matthew 20:1-16 “But the man who owned the vineyard said to one of those workers, ‘Friend, I am being fair to you. You agreed to work for one coin. So take your pay and go. I want to … Continue reading

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January 5 – If Persecution Comes

Genesis 13-15 Matthew 5:1-26 “People will insult you and hurt you. They will lie and say all kinds of evil things about you because you follow me. But when they do, you will be blessed. Rejoice and be glad, because … Continue reading

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December 17 – Rejoicing and Gentleness – What Christians Should Act Like

Philippians 4; Ezekiel 24; Isaiah 52 Dr. Norman Vincent Peale was a great motivational speaker and preacher. He tells this story on himself that I’ve always loved. “A drunk saw Peale across a busy restaurant. ‘Dr. Peale, Dr. Peale, he … Continue reading

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December 11 – The Battle Against Spiritual Forces of Wickedness

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 During the Vietnam War, Country Joe and the Fish asked the kind of question that should be asked by anyone who thinks war is an option: “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” … Continue reading

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November 5 – An Incredible Invitation

2 Timothy 1; Jeremiah 5-6; Psalm 121 Most people don’t use the US postal service for mail these days. Everything is done by email. Well, almost everything. We still get a lot of advertisements in the mail. I’ve been told … Continue reading

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October 31 – May God Bless and Keep the President…

1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96 The musical “Fiddler on the Roof” is the story of Russian Jews during the pogroms led by the Russian government. As the Jews sing about their traditions, and how they help the Jews … Continue reading

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October 27 – Unleash the Power!

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 In every bad situation, there are blessings from God that can be gained if we look for them. Last year, my wife conquered cancer. During that time, one blessing I had was learning … Continue reading

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October 24 – Don’t Be Surprised

1 Thessalonians 2:17-20; 1 Thessalonians 3; Isaiah 17; Isaiah 18; Isaiah 19; Psalm 114 Surprises can be fun. When it’s your birthday and your spouse takes you out for what you think is going to be a dinner between the … Continue reading

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October 19 – Making the Dress

Revelation 19; Isaiah 5-6; Psalm 109:20-31 We’ve all heard the stories. There’s something about a wedding that can bring out the worst in people. I’m sure that none of you, nor none of your friends fit the description, but we … Continue reading

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October 18 – #MeToo #IBelieveYou and Let’s #ChangeTheWorld

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 I can’t think of any job that is more physically and emotionally demanding than that of a firefighter. They run into burning buildings and they run into burning forests. They pull people out of … Continue reading

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