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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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Getting Rid of Knee Jerk Reactions and Condescending Attitudes

If you’re a Christian in the Conservative/Evangelical tradition, the idea of women in ministry or church leadership was never really a concern until recent times. We knew “they” didn’t belong because that was the way it had always been. That … Continue reading

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January 4 – When Jesus Calls

“As Jesus was walking by Lake Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (called Peter) and his brother Andrew. They were throwing a net into the lake because they were fishermen. Jesus said, ‘Come follow me, and I will make you … Continue reading

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December 13 – “But You Don’t Know My Circumstances”

Philippians 1:12-30; Ezekiel 19; Isaiah 48 There were severe complications in his birth. Obstetricians used two pairs of forceps during the birth and one of those pairs ended up severing a nerve and causing partial paralysis of his face. The … Continue reading

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July 22 – A Passion For The Call

1 Corinthians 9; 2 Kings 1-2; Amos 7 There seems to be a new way to judge preaching today. Great preachers are on TV, or podcast, or maybe you can subscribe to his YouTube channel. The church is known as … Continue reading

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October 8 – Focus on the Work

Psalm 111; Numbers 12:1-15; Luke 5:12-16 If you’re a sports fan you have probably seen situations where the best player on the team you root for falls flat in the post season. You might even remark, in disgust, that the … Continue reading

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December 30 – The Mission

I realized that I hadn’t posted this yesterday. We began the day with internet problems and then had another interruption in the normal day. Picture at the bottom of the page. Luke 4:31-44; Ezekiel 46-47; Isaiah 65 Actors often have … Continue reading

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