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June 13 – God’s Work in Restoring Relationships

Ezra 6-8 John 21 “A third time he said, ‘Simon son of John, do you love me?’ Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, ‘Do you love me?’ Peter said, ‘Lord, you know everything; you know that … Continue reading

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May 4 – “As The Prophecy Foretold…”

1 Kings 16-18 Luke 22:47-71 “Then the Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. And Peter remembered what the Lord had said: ‘Before the rooster crows this day, you will say three times that you don’t know me.’” (Luke 22:61 … Continue reading

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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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September 22 – Restitution and Restoration

John 21; 2 Chronicles 33; Psalm 89:1-18 Bernie Madoff. There, that name oughta get your blood boiling! Madoff was the perpetrator of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in US history, bilking investors, many of them well known, out of … Continue reading

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June 22 – Pray

Mark 6:1-29; 2 Samuel 15; Daniel 9 The movie “”Patton” tells the story of General George C.Patton during World War II. As the war was closing down and troops were attacking German positions, the Germans made one last counter—attack that … Continue reading

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May 11 – What Contract?

Acts 20:1-16; Judges 13; Job 41 Whenever music stars appear in concert there are interesting provisions in the contract. Some require certain types of water. Others require certain kinds of fresh fruit. Perhaps one of the more outrageous contract provisions … Continue reading

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September 14 – Restoration

Psalm 73; Job 40:6-14; 42:1-6; Luke 22:31-33 54-62 There are some athletes who have a big mouth. I’m thinking of the ones who deliberately provoke their opponents so that everything they say is posted on the other team’s bulletin board … Continue reading

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July 3 – Restoration

Isaiah 66:10-14; Psalm 66:1-9; Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16; Luke 10:1-11, 16-20 I don’t know if it started with “America’s Funniest Videos” but if not, they sure accelerated the trend. We capture everyone’s mistakes on video and make sure that everyone in … Continue reading

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April 28 – Disagreements

Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:1-5; Acts 15:36-41 My pastor once said that if you want to learn about the disputes within a church, check out that church’s constitution. Those bylaws and amendments that make you do a double take – those … Continue reading

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November 10 – Turning

Titus 2; Jeremiah 15-16; Psalm 126 Jeremiah was a prophet with a tough job. His job was to be God’s spokesman to a people that were about to undergo catastrophic loss. Israel was about to be destroyed as a nation, … Continue reading

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