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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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January 11 – Preparing for Battle

Baptism of the Lord Psalm 106:1-12 (God saves through water); Judges 4:1-16 (Israel’s enemies drown); Ephesians 6:10-17 (The Christian’s spiritual armor) The baptism of Jesus signified the beginning of His ministry. The baptism of a new believer signifies the beginning … Continue reading

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January 10 – Baptism of the Lord

Isaiah 43:1-7 (Passing through the waters); Psalm 29 (The voice of God upon the waters); Acts 8:14-17 (Prayer for the Holy Spirit); Luke 3:15-17 21-22 (The baptism of Jesus) Jerusalem was experiencing what we would call a revival. People were … Continue reading

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October 10 – Creation and Re-Creation

Ok, now I’m three days behind…. Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 One of my hobbies is photography. I especially enjoy taking pictures of birds. The amazing variety of birds boggles my mind. There are huge birds with wingspans twice … Continue reading

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April 5 – I am Caiaphas

Matthew 26:47-75; Deuteronomy 3-4; Job 5 Caiaphas had a difficult job. As High Priest he had to lead the Jewish people who were under the occupation of the Romans. It was a fine line to walk. Every so often, a … Continue reading

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