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In a World at War, Be a Peacemaker

January 7 (Matthew 5:9 NIV) Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. We live in a strife-filled world. Whether we’re talking about nations at war with each other, our country after the most recent election, … Continue reading

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The Perils of Wealth and the Wealth of the Resurrection

As we read these verses, we’re reminded that the resurrection wasn’t an afterthought of the disciples used to explain why they still followed Jesus after He was crucified; it was a pivotal teaching of Jesus. He taught them about it again and again. If the disciples were trying to sugar coat things, or make themselves look good, they would have written gospels that showed their faith in the resurrection and not the doubt and confusion at the cross. Continue reading

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December 29 – Jesus Defines His Mission

Luke 4:1-30; Ezekiel 44-45; Isaiah 64 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives … Continue reading

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November 19 – Yes, People Are Talking About You. So What?

1 Peter 2; Jeremiah 33-34; Psalm 135 “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men–as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as … Continue reading

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November 12 – From the Slavery of Sin to the Brotherhood of Christ

Philemon 1:1-25; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128 “For perhaps he departed for a while for this purpose, that you might receive him forever, no longer as a slave but more than a slave–a beloved brother, especially to me but how much … Continue reading

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September 11 – Let’s Get Everything Out in the Open

Proverbs 10-12 2 Corinthians 4 “If the Good News that we preach is hidden, it is hidden only to those who are lost. The devil who rules this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe. They … Continue reading

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August 17 – When You Can’t Do Anything

Psalm 97-99 Romans 16 “Brothers and sisters, I ask you to look out for those who cause people to be against each other and who upset other people’s faith. They are against the true teaching you learned, so stay away … Continue reading

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July 29 – Bringing Hope to the Hopeless World

(Sorry for the late posting. Sundays are rough if I don’t get this done early) Psalm 49-50 Romans 1 “Because they did these things, God left them and let them go their sinful way, wanting only to do evil. As … Continue reading

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July 28 – So You Want To Change The World?

Psalm 46-48 Acts 28 “Paul stayed two full years in his own rented house and welcomed all people who came to visit him. He boldly preached about the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ, and no … Continue reading

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July 23 – It’s About Time, It’s About Place, It’s About Sharing God’s Love and Grace

Psalm 33-34 Acts 24 “But Felix became afraid when Paul spoke about living right, self-control, and the time when God will judge the world. He said, ‘Go away now. When I have more time, I will call for you.’ At … Continue reading

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