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March 13 – Be Ready!

Deuteronomy 19-21 Mark 13:21-37 “I tell you this, and I say this to everyone: ‘Be ready!’” (Mark 13:37 NCV) When Jesus talked with His disciples about the end of times He mentioned a lot of things that could be happening. … Continue reading

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December 31 – Out With The Old and In With The New

Luke 5:1-26; Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 66 It used to be that my eyes would roll when I heard someone talk about the “good old days.” I was younger then. Now, when someone talks about the “good old days” I tend … Continue reading

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October 26 – I’d Rather Be Able to Pay Them Back…

1 Thessalonians 5; Isaiah 23-24; Psalm 116 I’m generally an easy-going person. I don’t hold grudges. I forgive pretty easily. But then I get behind the wheel of the car. Can you guess the rest of the story? I get … Continue reading

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July 6 – A Day of Reckoning

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 In the movie “Return of the Jedi,” Luke Skywalker freed Han Solo from his carbonite freezer. While Han was recovering, and discovers that Luke has freed him, he asked “How we doing?” Luke … Continue reading

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February 6 – Escape

Hebrews 2; Genesis 46:28-47:31; Psalm 37 The road to escape the confines of poverty is paved with education. When you hear about people who have gotten out of their terrible early life situations, most of the time the story begins … Continue reading

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January 15 – What God Wants

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 36:5-10 (We feast on the abundance of God’s house); Jeremiah 3:19-25 (Israel is a faithless spouse); 1 Corinthians 7:1-7 (Guidance for the married) Sometimes when things are going badly I get frustrated and I … Continue reading

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April 16 – Rejoice!

Acts 5:17-42; Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16 My sports team won last night. That makes me happy. I looked at the “likes” on my Facebook page and on my latest blog post. I’m feeling good about myself. I think of my … Continue reading

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October 9 – A Chance to Repent

Revelation 9; Nehemiah 12; Psalm 104:1-23 The book of the Revelation has been interpreted and misinterpreted by everyone who has sought to explain its meaning. How often do we get bound up in the discussion of when and where and … Continue reading

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June 22 – Mercy and Forgiveness; Daniel Style

Mark 6:1-29; 2 Samuel 15; Daniel 9 We have this fascination for seeing people get what they deserve, don’t we? We don’t want that to happen to us, but we sure want to see the other person get what they … Continue reading

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August 3 – Restoration

2 Corinthians 2:5-3:18; 2 Kings 15-16; Micah 5:2-15 My father said it and I never understood it until I had children myself: “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you.” Then he administered the spanking. Discipline is … Continue reading

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