Tag Archives: Pharisees

July 10 – Taunting Jesus

Mark 15:21-47; 1 Kings 11; Hosea 13 Trash talking is apparently an art. Google it and you will find lists of the best trash talk lines of all time. It’s the pre-game/fight warmup designed to get an edge on your … Continue reading

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July 9 – Pardon Me

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12-12:14 One of the “perks” of being president is the ability to issue pardons to people convicted of crimes, or, even, those who MAY have committed a crime. President Ford pardoned former President Nixon … Continue reading

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July 8 – Got Any Identification?

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 As Debit cards first came into use, they were called “check cards.” Bob Dole made fun of his 1996 election loss as he recounted his return to Russell, Kansas – the place where … Continue reading

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July 4 – Ya Gotta Love….

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16 Many years ago, there was a song where the singer moaned about signs that told him what he could and couldn’t do. There are rules, written and unwritten about a lot of different … Continue reading

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July 1 – The King Comes

Mark 11:1-14; 1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11b-5:4 The coronation of a new king is an exciting time. It’s filled with ceremony and pageantry. It’s filled with joy and excitement as people hope that the new king will be even better … Continue reading

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June 29 – Christian Marriage

Mark 10:1-31; 2 Samuel 23; Hosea 3 It happened just a couple of years ago: the first divorce where notification was given through Facebook. For some, it became a joking matter, but for Ellanora Baidoo it became a necessity. The … Continue reading

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May 10 – Changed Hearts

Acts 19:21-41; Judges 11:34-12:15; Job 40 You’ve probably seen, or heard, the phrase “You can’t legislate morality” if you’ve ever gotten into a discussion about certain moral issues and laws related to those issues. At first glance, it seems like … Continue reading

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May 2 – All About That Grace

Acts 15:1-21; Joshua 23-24; Job 32 Perhaps you’ve been in one of those meetings. The boss is discussing the performance of the company. One area is lagging and he, or she is encouraging those in attendance to pick up the … Continue reading

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March 27 – Two For The Price of One

Matthew 22:23-46; Numbers 22:1-40; Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5 It’s an old joke, but I still like the story. A little boy is testifying in the courtroom and the defense attorney is having trouble shaking his testimony. The judge is protecting … Continue reading

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March 26 – What Are You Giving to God?

Matthew 22:1-22; Numbers 21; Song of Solomon 1:1-2:7 Spring is in the air and everyone’s thoughts turn to … taxes. Yep, that annual tradition so beloved by Americans of filling out our tax returns and sending them off so that … Continue reading

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