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Healing the Afflicted and Afflicting the Powerful – Mark 3:1-19

I ripped off the title from the old joke about a preacher’s job being to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. When you read about Jesus’ Ministry, though, He did just that. The Pharisees and other religious elite always … Continue reading

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July 14 – What Do You Know?

I woke up this morning (July 15) and realized I didn’t write this yesterday. Sundays are so busy for me, I need to get an earlier start and by mid-afternoon, I forget if I don’t have things in front of … Continue reading

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August 27 – Worth More Than Gold

Psalm 120-122 1 Corinthians 9 “So what reward do I get? This is my reward: that when I tell the Good News I can offer it freely. I do not use my full rights in my work of preaching the … Continue reading

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August 19 – The Contrast Between Godly Wisdom and Human Wisdom

Psalm 103-104 1 Corinthians 2 “My teaching and preaching were not with words of human wisdom that persuade people but with proof of the power that the Spirit gives. This was so that your faith would be in God’s power … 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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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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