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August 13 – What Do We Owe Other People?

Psalm 87-88 Romans 13 “Do not owe people anything, except always owe love to each other, because the person who loves others has obeyed all the law.” (Romans 13:8 NCV) Romans 13 begins with a discussion of government. Given the … Continue reading

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August 5 – Slaves To Fear or Children of God?

Psalm 68-69 Romans 8:1-21 “The true children of God are those who let God’s Spirit lead them. The Spirit we received does not make us slaves again to fear; it makes us children of God. With that Spirit we cry … Continue reading

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August 1 – Overwhelming Grace Overcomes Overwhelming Debt

Note: We’ve been having internet problems and I just discovered that this didn’t post on the appropriate day – when I was checking on why today’s (August 5) didn’t post. Psalm 57-59 Romans 4 “When people work, their pay is … Continue reading

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May 9 – Grace and Truth Changes Everything

2 Kings 7-9 John 1:1-28 “Because he was full of grace and truth, from him we all received one gift after another. The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:16-17 NCV) Religion … Continue reading

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April 10 – Be a Neighbor…But Wait! There’s More!

1 Samuel 15-16 Luke 10:25-42 “But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbor?’” (Luke 10:29 NCV) You would have thought that the Pharisees had learned this truth early on … Continue reading

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February 5 – Family Keeps Us Humble

Exodus 36-38 Matthew 23:1-22 “But you are not to be called ‘Rabbi,’ for you have one Teacher, and you are all brothers. And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven.” … Continue reading

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January 29 – Jesus Speaks on Marriage and Divorce

Exodus 21-22 Matthew 19 “Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to trick him. They asked, ‘Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for any reason he chooses?’” (Matthew 19:3) In the latter stages of Jesus’s ministry, … Continue reading

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December 21 – Can We Talk?

Colossians 3:18-4:18; Ezekiel 31-32; Isaiah 56 If you ever heard the comedian Joan Rivers, you probably heard her catch phrase: “Can we talk?” As she explained how it started, she noted that she was trying to get people to stop … Continue reading

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November 2 – Just Do It My Way…

1 Timothy 4; Isaiah 38-39; Psalm 119:121-144 A friend recently released a book that had me nervous at first. The bad guy…er…the villain(s) in the story are part of a cult. Every warning bell in my head went off. I’m … Continue reading

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October 23 – Are You Worthy of the Name?

1 Thessalonians 2:1-16; Isaiah 14-16; Psalm 113 It is one of the “poignant” scenes in M*A*S*H that bring tears to your eyes. Charles Emerson Winchester, The Third, has decided that he needs to talk with Father Mulcahey because he’s afraid … Continue reading

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