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July 29 – Bringing Hope to the Hopeless World

(Sorry for the late posting. Sundays are rough if I don’t get this done early) Psalm 49-50 Romans 1 “Because they did these things, God left them and let them go their sinful way, wanting only to do evil. As … Continue reading

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June 23 – That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It

Esther 9-10 Acts 7:1-21 “Jacob’s sons became jealous of Joseph and sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him 10 and saved him from all his troubles. The king of Egypt liked Joseph and respected … Continue reading

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December 4 – When the Eyes of Our Hearts Are Opened

Ephesians 1; Ezekiel 4-5; Psalm 150 Movies and books turn on those major “Aha” moment when the main character realizes they need to take action to deal with a problem. Luke Skywalker’s came when, while searching for a droid he … Continue reading

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October 3 – Open Doors

Revelation 3; Nehemiah 4; Psalm 98 As the movie “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is winding to a climax, Harry and his friends follow a vision Harry had, looking for Sirius Black, the man Harry thought of … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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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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