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September 19 – Risking Your Reputation

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Every once in a while I remind my wife of why she prefers to shop alone. We use cash for most purchases, especially at the grocery store. When we get a checker we … Continue reading

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August 3 – Your Reputation Precedes You

2 Corinthians 2:5-3:18; 2 Kings 15-16; Micah 5:2-15 Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “Things just aren’t right?” They have all the credentials for the job, but things don’t seem to click. Something is out of place. A … Continue reading

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May 25 – What’s Your Reputation?

Romans 1:1-15; 1 Samuel 8; Psalm 54 “Where’s the beef?” If the first thing you thought of was a Wendy’s burger, you’ve been influenced by advertising – or “branding” as they call it today. I’m going to give you a … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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March 4 – Reputation

Matthew 10:1-25; Leviticus 7-8; Proverbs 22 Word of mouth. According to most people, that’s the best advertising there is. If a friend recommends a movie, a book, or a restaurant, you’re probably more likely to go to that movie, buy … Continue reading

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September 29 – Reputation

3 John 1; Ezra 7-8; Psalm 94 What do people say about you? I don’t mean the people who don’t know you who start gossiping about you behind your back. I mean the people who know you well. The people … Continue reading

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March 4 – Reputation

Matthew 10:1-25; Leviticus 7-8; Proverbs 22 “Nobody likes you, sir.” I hear that from my students quite often. My response is, perhaps, stereotypical for teachers: “Doesn’t bother me. I’m not here to be liked. I’m here to teach you.” Oh, … Continue reading

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November 16 – Popularity

James 4; Jeremiah 27-28; Psalm 132 Who doesn’t want to be popular? We all love it when people praise us and talk about how good we are or how well we fit in. We want to have a “good witness” … Continue reading

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August 1 – Accountability

1 Corinthians 16; 2 Kings 12-13; Micah 3 Jehoiada raised Jehoash to follow the Lord. As part of that love, Jehoash wanted the Temple of the Lord to reflect the Glory of God. It had been a few years since … Continue reading

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September 29 – Walking in the Truth

3 John 1; Ezra 7-8; Psalm 94 In these days of instant communication we can know immediately what’s happening all over the world. Our thoughts and our words can have an immediate impact. I have seen posts on Facebook and … Continue reading

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