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May 24 – Listen

Acts 28:17-31; 1 Samuel 6; 1 Samuel 7; Psalm 53 You may have heard, or used the old phrase, “I could agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.” We laugh at that first, then, we start thinking about … Continue reading

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May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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April 16 – All Because of the Resurrection

Acts 5:17-42; Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16 Jesus changed the world. Most people describe the year based on the number of years since His birth – slightly miscalculated, but that was the intent. Most Christians observe Sunday as a day of … Continue reading

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April 14 – Acting on Fear or in Faith?

Acts 4:23-37; Deuteronomy 21-22; Job 14 In 1988, Barry Gibbs heard the declaration that he was guilty of murder and would be sentenced to 22 years in prison. While he didn’t match the witness’s description, that same witness picked him … Continue reading

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March 16 – Ask the Expert

Matthew 16; Numbers 1-2; Ecclesiastes 3:1-15 The joke among educators about experts is that they carried a briefcase and flew in from out of town. These were the people who were going to tell us how to make our classroom … Continue reading

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February 1 – Following the Mob

Luke 23:1-25; Genesis 41; Psalm 32 One of the most horrific episodes in American history is what happened to people who were black in the south after the Civil War. They began to prosper in many different ways, and that … Continue reading

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December 15 – A Change of Perspective

Quick Note: Yesterday was the first full day of our water crisis in Corpus Christi and my mind just couldn’t wrap around writing a thoughtful, intelligent piece. So, I didn’t write yesterday. I apologize. This is for yesterday. Isaiah 11:1-9; … Continue reading

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May 10 – Chains

Psalm 29; 2 Chronicles 5:2-14; Acts 26:19-29 Many years ago, Michael Jordan was the player in the NBA. Everybody wanted to be like Mike.  In fact, a sports drink company even made a commercial with a song entitled “I wanna … Continue reading

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April 7 – Fiddling Around

Psalm 30; Isaiah 5:11-17; Revelation 3:14-22 We’ve all heard the story about Nero fiddling while Rome burned. Nero may not have been a good leader, but he was the best fiddler of his day. Ok, let’s face it, he was … Continue reading

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May 25 – Faithfulness in the Midst of Persecution

Romans 1:1-15; 1 Samuel 8; Psalm 54 It’s important to remember that the gospel message was spread throughout the known world not only by Paul, but by every believer as they traveled. Aquila and Priscilla met Paul in Corinth after … Continue reading

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