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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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August 8 – Your Hard Work Won’t Help You

Psalm 74-76 Romans 9:16-33 “So what does all this mean? Those who are not Jews were not trying to make themselves right with God, but they were made right with God because of their faith. The people of Israel tried … Continue reading

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July 11 – How to Become a Godly Troublemaker

Psalm 1-3 Acts 17:1-15 “So, many of them believed, as well as many important Greek women and men. But the people in Thessalonica learned that Paul was preaching the word of God in Berea, too. So they came there, upsetting … Continue reading

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April 25 – We Use God’s Blessings to Bless Others

2 Samuel 21-22 Luke 18:24-43 “When the people heard this, they asked, ‘Then who can be saved?’ Jesus answered, ‘The things impossible for people are possible for God.’” (Luke 18: 26-27 NCV) Jesus’s reaction to the rich young ruler startled … Continue reading

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April 24 – When You Follow the Checklist and it Ain’t Enough

2 Samuel 19-20 Luke 18:1-23 “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘There is still one more thing you need to do. Sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. … Continue reading

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April 14 – Searching For Real Treasure

1 Samuel 25-26 Luke 12:32-59 “Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Get for yourselves purses that will not wear out, the treasure in heaven that never runs out, where thieves can’t steal and moths can’t destroy. Your heart … Continue reading

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December 29 – Following the Call of God

Luke 4:1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64 If you’re on social media at all, you’ve probably found a site that focuses on your hometown. You know those sites: “We grew up in <insert the name of your hometown here>.” These sites … Continue reading

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May 28 – All Means All

Romans 3:9-31; 1 Samuel 12; Psalm 57 You’ve probably heard the saying “All the ground at the foot of the cross is level.” I’m sure that many people who hear it, wonder what it means. Those who understand the phrase … Continue reading

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March 20 – Loopholes

Matthew 19:1-15; Numbers 9-10; Ecclesiastes 7 Michael Larson was an unemployed ice cream truck driver. He had nothing better to do than to watch TV. So, he did that. He enjoyed a game show called “Press Your Luck.” While he … Continue reading

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January 23 – A Tale of Two Prayers

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 You can divide society in many ways. I’ve seen people do that. They want to pit the rich against the poor; skin color against skin color; “my” primary language against “your” primary language; male … Continue reading

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