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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 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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June 7 – How to Get Even With God

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 One of the most important tactics of war doesn’t occur on the battlefield, it occurs in the media and the speeches of the leaders. That tactic is one designed to de-humanize the enemy. … 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 3 – Grace for All

Psalm 17:1-9; Deuteronomy 25:5-10; Acts 22:22—23:11 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Those of you who think you’re always right are annoying to those of us who are.” Even though it’s usually said in jest, there is a great burden … Continue reading

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October 7 – Share the Gospel

A quick note: I had a medical procedure today, and I really thought I had finished this and posted it much earlier! The medical procedure came out perfectly. The devotional, as usual, is here warts and all. Psalm 111; Numbers … Continue reading

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July 19 – Live As Jesus Did

July 19 Psalm 119:97-104; Proverbs 9:1-18; 1 John 2:1-6 When I was growing up in the Chicago area you had a choice. You could either be for truth and righteousness, or you could be a White Sox fan. OK, I’m … Continue reading

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July 2 – Christians in a Political World

Psalm 66:1-9; Zechariah 14:10-21; Luke 9:1-6 I guess it depends on who you are with when the statement comes up: would Jesus be a Republican or a Democrat. If you are among a cultural group that traditionally votes Democrat, Jesus … Continue reading

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June 22 – Anything You Say

Psalm 64; Ezekiel 32:1-10; Luke 9:37-43a My first year as a teacher was tough. I taught kids with special educational needs. In addition to those needs, many of them were behavior problems. I had class sizes of 24-28 kids, 3 … Continue reading

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June 18 – Politics and Christians

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 59:1-8; Matthew 9:27-34 Science Fiction usually uses one of two themes. The first is that technology has made everything so much better that the world is an awesome place. Somehow, trouble arises even in this idyllic land … Continue reading

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