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July 6 – We Don’t Need a Poll to Know God’s Way

Job 32-33 Acts 14 “Even with these words, they were barely able to keep the crowd from offering sacrifices to them. Then some evil people came from Antioch and Iconium and persuaded the people to turn against Paul. So they … Continue reading

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May 5 – “But Everyone Else Is Doing It.”

1 Kings 19-20 Luke 23:1-25 “But they continued to shout, demanding that Jesus be crucified. Their yelling became so loud that Pilate decided to give them what they wanted.” (Luke 23:23-24) The trials of Jesus were tense. The Sanhedrin couldn’t … Continue reading

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December 28 – Breaking the Rules of the World

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 Popularity can be a fickle thing. Andy Warhol once said that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame in the future, and we often use that to describe situations when someone becomes popular, only … 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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July 23 – This Time, This Place – God’s Will

Psalm 138; Esther 4:1-17; Luke 8:22-25 You’ve seen this scene in a movie or a TV show at one time or another. The detectives are grilling the suspect. They know he isn’t the main guy, but he knows the plans … Continue reading

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October 23 – Popularity Contest?

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 Popularity is very important today. It’s measured with interesting statistics. Kids today look at how many friends you have on Facebook, or Instagram, or Twitter, or other social media. I found that out … Continue reading

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August 18 – The Power Shift

John 3:22-36; 1 Chronicles 13-14; Zechariah 3 John the Baptist had a job. He was to prepare the way for people to accept the coming Messiah. His message of repentance struck a nerve among the common people – who believed … Continue reading

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August 18 – More or Less?

John 3:22-36; 1 Chronicles 13-14; Zechariah3 Arrogance used to be looked down upon. Now, in professional sports, it is expected. Boxers boast of their upcoming victories; Football players belittle their opponents or stage showy celebrations for touchdowns, sacks or completed … Continue reading

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