Tag Archives: Repentance

May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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May 19 – There’s No Such Thing as “Too Bad”

Acts 26:1-18; Ruth 3-4; Psalm 48 One of the most frustrating things I deal with when talking with people about Jesus is that they try to tell me that they’re “not good enough” to follow Jesus. There are things in … Continue reading

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May 12 – Stay on Message

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 Whether it’s a political campaign or someone advertising a product, a good consultant will remind the candidate or the ad company to stay on message. It’s easy to get distracted and support other good … Continue reading

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January 31 – The Look

(Finally catching up after I missed that day while my wife was in the hospital) Luke 22:39-71; Genesis 40; Psalm 31 The scene was set. The wedding was to take place on a Hawaiian Beach. In an hour she was … Continue reading

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December 9 – Is It Worth It?

Psalm 126; Isaiah 35:3-7; Luke 7:18-30 “Was it worth it?” I think many of us ask that question as we come to the end of a long project. Was it worth the time and the effort? We look at how … Continue reading

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December 2 – Greater than Jonah…

Psalm 90; Isaiah 1:24-31; Luke 11:29-32 Perhaps the greatest sign of the apocalypse will be normalcy. It’s interesting to hear people react to some of the things that Jesus said. One of my favorites is when they talk about the … Continue reading

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July 6 – But Everyone Else Is Doing It!

Psalm 119:73-80; Joshua 23:1-16; Luke 10:13-16 It was the universal cry for justice in my childhood. I used it. My friends used it. It was our plea to fit in; to be accepted. “But mom! All the other kids are … Continue reading

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April 21 – A Bitter Pill

Psalm 148; Ezekiel 2:8—3:11; Revelation 10:1-11 “Do you want the good news or the bad news first?” How many times have we heard someone say something like that? We dread the bad, but want the good. We can’t have just … Continue reading

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January 26 – I’m Sorry

Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 119:89-96 (The law of God gives life); Jeremiah 36:11-26 (Jehoiakim burns the scroll); 2 Corinthians 7:2-12 (Grief leads to repentance) We live in a time when it seems like the worst thing you can … Continue reading

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January 5 – Let There Be Light

Psalm 72 (Prayers for the king); Jeremiah 31:7-14 (Joy as God’s scattered flock gathers); John 1:[1-9] 10-18 (God with us) (New International Version) Have you ever noticed that light and darkness cannot coexist? In fact, the definition of dark is … Continue reading

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