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Broken and Spilled Out

As I understand the situation, Simon the leper was having a feast, and Jesus was eating with him, among others. Given the concerns about the contagious nature of leprosy, I have no doubt that appropriate social distancing issues were considered in the seating arrangement. In the middle of the feast, though, a woman walked up to Jesus and took a container of expensive perfume, and poured it on His head. Continue reading

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December 29 – Jesus Defines His Mission

Luke 4:1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives … Continue reading

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September 15 – Defending the Defenseless

John 17; 2 Chronicles 25; Psalm 82 “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy; Free them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 82:3-4 NKJV) One of the responsibilities of … Continue reading

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September 11 – Making an Impact in a Hate-Filled World

John 14:1-14; 2 Chronicles 20:1-21:1; Psalm 78:56-72 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My … Continue reading

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September 7 – Dealing With the Many Faces of Poverty

John 12:1-26; 2 Chronicles 14-15; Psalm 77 “For the poor you have with you always, but Me you do not have always.” (John 12:8 NKJV)  Things were a little tense at the household of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. It was … Continue reading

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August 7 – The Rich Generosity of the Grace of God

2 Corinthians 8; 2 Kings 20-21; Nahum 2 “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you, through his poverty, might become rich.” (2 … Continue reading

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July 4 – It’s The Little Things…

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4; 1 Kings 5; Hosea 7:3-16 “Then one poor widow came and threw in two mites, which make a quadrans.” (Mark 12:42 NKJV) She probably hoped that no one noticed her as she slipped those mites … Continue reading

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March 13 – Overcoming Character Flaws Related to Poverty

Matthew 14:22-36; Leviticus 22-23; Proverbs 31 “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them … Continue reading

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December 12 – Dare We Open The Door?

Hosea 9-11 Revelation 3 “You say, ‘I am rich, and I have become wealthy and do not need anything.’ But you do not know that you are really miserable, pitiful, poor, blind, and naked. I advise you to buy from … Continue reading

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August 31 – Fellowship Meals, Remembering the Poor, and Proclaiming the Lord

Psalm 132-134 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 “So my brothers and sisters, when you come together to eat, wait for each other. Anyone who is too hungry should eat at home so that in meeting together you will not bring God’s judgment … Continue reading

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