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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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September 7 – The Millennials Killed….

John 12:1-26; 2 Chronicles 14-15; Psalm 77 If you check out the phrase “Millennials are killing” in any search engine, you’ll find various lists of things that millennials are sending out of business. Perhaps the funniest parts of those lists … Continue reading

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August 20 – Progressive Faith

John 4:27-42; 1 Chronicles 16:7-43; Zechariah5 Advertising is a tricky business. People trying to sell you something try to make their product so appealing that you’ll want to go out and buy it. At the same time, they can oversell … Continue reading

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August 19 – “Not One of THOSE People!”

John 4:1-26; 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:6; Zechariah4 My wife has often joked about me being her fourth child when I, uhm, enjoy life too much. I have to correct her, mildly of course, and remind her that I was with her … Continue reading

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February 11 – Lazy…or Hopeless?

Hebrews 8; Exodus 5:1-6:27; Proverbs 1 Success has its privileges. People who are successful gain more power and prestige in the community. People respect those who have achieved success. The man or woman who is in business for themselves will … Continue reading

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August 27 – On Greatness

Psalm 112; Proverbs 21:1-4 24-26; Matthew 20:20-28 My wife and I joke about my position as I help her through her recovery from surgery. Since I am, in essence, waiting on her hand and foot, we have joked about me … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With Foreigners

Psalm 25:1-10; Leviticus 19:1-4 32-37; John 3:16-21 People are doing a lot of searching their family history. They have access through the internet to all kinds of records instantly that saves what used to be years of painstaking research. There … Continue reading

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October 25 – Quiet Lives

1 Thessalonians 4; Isaiah 20-22; Psalm 115 Everybody wants their 15 minutes of fame. That phrase is attribute to Andy Warhol who talked about people being in the limelight for a short-lived time. Maybe the internet has made that possible. … Continue reading

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June 12 – Living in Debt

Romans 16; 2 Samuel 1; Psalm 72 Throughout the ages there has been a tension between the “haves” and the “have nots.” In the United States, while that tension is still there, almost all of us have one thing in … Continue reading

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April 15 – Restoration

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 God cares for people who are in poverty. That seems like an obvious statement because we all do that, right? We pay our taxes that help give money to people in need. In truth, … Continue reading

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