Tag Archives: Revenge

October 10 – Changing the Menu

Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” You’ve probably heard this phrase. While it’s been around earth for a few hundred years, Khan, in the movie “The Wrath of Khan” reminds us that this … Continue reading

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February 2 – Who to Forgive?

Luke 23:26-56; Genesis 42; Psalm 33 In June of 2015 Dylan Roof entered the prayer service at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. By the time he was finished, he had killed 9 people including the pastor. His hopes were to … Continue reading

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January 22 – Before They Ask

Luke 17; Genesis 29:1-30; Psalm 22 “The Gospel is un-American” a friend of mine wrote recently. If you are a good American Christian, that might set your teeth on edge a bit. If you don’t live in the United States, … Continue reading

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October 15 – Reconciliation

Psalm 121; Genesis 32:3-21; Mark 10:46-52 Family reunions can be tense times for some people. Two family members had a falling out years ago, and you could never have them in the same room together without some kind of problem. … Continue reading

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May 13 – Counter Culture Christians

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; Isaiah 44:1-4; Galatians 6:7-10 No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. Thus begins John Donne’s Poem entitled “No Man is an Island.” It … Continue reading

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May 27 – An Unlikely King

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 People really are funny. Israel had lived under judges for many years. The last judge was Samuel and, as often happens with kids of the rich and/or the powerful, the kids didn’t live … Continue reading

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June 5 – Revenge?

Romans 11:1-24; 1 Samuel 20; Psalm 65 “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” That idea, made popular as “an old Klingon proverb” in Star Trek, has been around for centuries. In fact, we have many ways of talking about … Continue reading

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April 25 – Forgiveness

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 The natural order of the world is that we should seek vengeance. Many law codes from ancient days included sections on vengeance. These sections did not forbid revenge; they sought to limit the extent … Continue reading

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March 6 – No Revenge?

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 One of the problems at school is that any offense, apparently, must be repaid in kind or worse and immediately. Whether it happens in the classroom or during passing period when one kid pushes … Continue reading

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