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August 13 – What Do We Owe Other People?

Psalm 87-88 Romans 13 “Do not owe people anything, except always owe love to each other, because the person who loves others has obeyed all the law.” (Romans 13:8 NCV) Romans 13 begins with a discussion of government. Given the … Continue reading

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July 3 – Dangers to Society

Job 25-27 Acts 12 “After Herod arrested Peter, he put him in jail and handed him over to be guarded by sixteen soldiers. Herod planned to bring Peter before the people for trial after the Passover Feast. So Peter was … Continue reading

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June 28 – Unstoppable Joy, Drastic Change

Job 11-13 Acts 9:1-21 “Soon he began to preach about Jesus in the synagogues, saying, ‘Jesus is the Son of God.’ All the people who heard him were amazed. They said, ‘This is the man who was in Jerusalem trying … Continue reading

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June 26 – The Power of God

“Simon saw that the Spirit was given to people when the apostles laid their hands on them. So he offered the apostles money, saying, ‘Give me also this power so that anyone on whom I lay my hands will receive … Continue reading

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May 20 – The Only Way to Go

1 Chronicles 10-12 John 6:45-71 “Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, who would we go to? You have the words that give eternal life.’” (John 6:68 NCV) Jesus’s teaching shocked many of those who’d been following Him. He’d given bread to … Continue reading

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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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