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June 24 – God Rules

Mark 7:1-13; 2 Samuel 17; Daniel 11:1-19 Rwanda is a beautiful country. In spite of high unemployment the people work together to support each other. They are industrious, and can be seen on the roads at all hours of the … Continue reading

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June 21 – The End is Near! 

Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8 If you want to see strange predictions, look at the different ways people see the end of the world coming. Whether the predictions are based on scientific views of the sun exploding or … Continue reading

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June 6 – Decision Day

Romans 11:25-36; 1 Samuel 21-22; Psalm 66 You may have seen the practice of “Rumspringa” sensationalized on TV. According to the shows, this is the period when Amish youth are trying to decide if they want to remain in the … Continue reading

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May 16 – Putting Ourselves in the Best Light

Acts 23:23-24:9; Judges 20; Psalm 45 People looking for employment always need letters of recommendation. People writing those letters today need to be careful. They will want to tell the truth, but if the employee hasn’t been the best, telling … Continue reading

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April 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … Continue reading

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March 25 – Self Incrimination

Matthew 21:28-46; Numbers 19-20; Ecclesiastes 11:9-12:14 The Fifth Amendment to the Constitution prevents a person from having to incriminate themselves. Police must stop questioning a suspect when they invoke their Fifth Amendment rights and ask for a lawyer. That doesn’t … Continue reading

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September 8 – Law and Grace

Psalm 51:1-10; Genesis 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:1-11 There is a tension in Christian doctrine between law and grace. Many look at the law and note that since God gave the law, we should follow it. Those who emphasize this law … Continue reading

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July 16 – Seedy Faith

Psalm 15; Genesis 14:1-16; Luke 8:4-10 Growing up in the….er…well, a while ago, people talked about trying to find themselves. They would go on hikes, visit communes, talk to spiritual (and pseudo-spiritual) leaders to gain guidance and find themselves and … Continue reading

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July 4 – I Did It My Way

Psalm 119:73-80; Jeremiah 6:10-19; Acts 19:21-27 I think most teachers have experienced a situation when a student complained that they didn’t know how to do the work. It might be taking the proper steps to solve a math equation, following … Continue reading

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June 12 – Grace

2 Samuel 11:26—12:10 13-15; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36—8:3 At the end of the service a lady who had been listening intently came to the pastor to ask a question about the sermon. “Are you saying that if you … Continue reading

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