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September 18 – There Is No “New and Improved” Gospel Message

Proverbs 30-31 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 “Such men are not true apostles but are workers who lie. They change themselves to look like apostles of Christ. This does not surprise us. Even Satan changes himself to look like an angel of … Continue reading

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April 24 – When You Follow the Checklist and it Ain’t Enough

2 Samuel 19-20 Luke 18:1-23 “When Jesus heard this, he said to him, ‘There is still one more thing you need to do. Sell everything you have and give it to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. … Continue reading

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March 28 – Not My Will

Matthew 23:1-12; Numbers 22:41-23:26; Song of Solomon 3:6-5:1 Education is a difficult field to work in. The kids we deal with have been hurt in the past and carry a load of baggage. Sometimes school has hurt them; sometimes family … Continue reading

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March 18 – Enjoying Wealth

Matthew 18:1-20; Numbers 5-6; Ecclesiastes 5 The Chelsea Hotel in New York has been a hangout for artists for centuries. Mark Twain once lived there, as did Janis Joplin. At times, artists were allowed to pay the rent with their … Continue reading

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May 12 – One Job…

Acts 20:17-34; Judges 14-15; Job 42 What does the future hold? We would all like to know the answer to that question. Tell me what stock will be valuable in ten years, I’ll buy it now. Tell me who will … Continue reading

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March 1 – Plans

Matthew 8:14-34; Leviticus 1-2; Proverbs 19 I don’t think I’m the only one who concocts grand schemes that end up with me gaining riches or glory or fame. I have a great imagination. Of course, very few of those schemes … Continue reading

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November 7 – Mercy, Judgment, Righteousness

2 Timothy 3; Jeremiah 9-10; Psalm 123 How easy it is to look at our accomplishments and think about how wonderful we are. Have you ever entertained the though, if only for a fleeting second, that God was lucky that … Continue reading

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October 18 – God and the Averages

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 People pay attention to averages and tendencies. A baseball player who hits .300 is generally a pretty good hitter because, on the average, he’ll get one or two hits a game for his team. … Continue reading

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January 25 – Treasures to Trash to Treasures

Luke 19:1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25 Some things about God don’t make sense. For instance, the rich young ruler came to Jesus. He was righteous as far as the law goes. His wealth was acquired fairly – probably. When he … Continue reading

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November 4 – “For the Love of ….”

1 Timothy 5:23-6:21; Jeremiah 3-4; Psalm 120 “What would you do for a Klondike Bar?” We’ve seen those commercials where someone is stopped on the street and asked that question and given a task that makes them look foolish. They … Continue reading

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