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November 11 – Christian Behavior in the World

Titus 3; Jeremiah 17-18; Psalm 127 It seems that the worst enemies that Christians often have are other Christians, or those claiming to be Christians. 500 years ago, as the Protestant Reformation began, we fought wars over whether to stay … Continue reading

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October 1 – What Ya Got?

Revelation 1; Nehemiah 1-2; Psalm 96 You couldn’t miss the ads. Sometimes it was a famous person with a milk mustache, at other times it was someone unknown, but they all asked a simple question: “Got Milk?” Then you would … Continue reading

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March 23 – Sorry, No Cookies

Matthew 20:17-34; Numbers 15-16; Ecclesiastes 9:13-10:20 You’ve probably seen this as a meme, or perhaps on a T-shirt: “Come to the Dark Side – We have cookies.” It’s hard to imagine Darth Vadar doing promotions to recruit new members, but, … Continue reading

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January 14 – Stuff is Not Good Enough

Luke 12:1-31; Genesis 21; Psalm 14 You’ve probably heard about stories of rich millionaires, even billionaires, who take a “bombshell” wife that’s fifty or sixty years younger. It isn’t long before he dies and his new will leaves everything to … Continue reading

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November 28 – … and Comfort the Afflicted

Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:16-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 Comedians have a special kind of problem when they perform. There are people, who, having imbibed enough adult beverages, think that they are funnier than the comedian and make a point of letting … Continue reading

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March 30 – Along the Way

Psalm 118:1-2 14-24; 2 Samuel 6:1-15; Luke 24:1-12 The ark of God, brought into more public knowledge by the Indiana Jones movie, signified the presence of God to the people of Israel as well as to their enemies. When the … Continue reading

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June 8 – What I Really Need

Romans 13; 1 Samuel 25; Psalm 68 Our economy is based on consumerism. Ads are designed to appeal to people like me and make me not just want, but NEED, the latest thing – whether that be a soft drink … Continue reading

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March 20 – Marriage and Divorce

Matthew 19:1-15; Numbers 9-10; Ecclesiastes 7 I remember a Bible Study we had for young men in college. We were taking about marriage and finding the woman that God had in mind for us. One of us asked an interesting … Continue reading

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March 9 – Dealing With Friends

Matthew 12:22-50; Leviticus 15-16; Proverbs 27 I grew up in a family, and with friends, where we could argue ideas for hours. We would express opinions and those who didn’t understand would think we hated each other. We didn’t. We … Continue reading

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January 11 – Howdy Neighbor!

Luke 10:21-42; Genesis 18; Psalm 11 When I’m given a task, I want to know exactly what to do and who to include. I don’t want to miss anyone I’m supposed to help, but I sure don’t want to do … Continue reading

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