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May 9 – Grace and Truth Changes Everything

2 Kings 7-9 John 1:1-28 “Because he was full of grace and truth, from him we all received one gift after another. The law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.” (John 1:16-17 NCV) Religion … Continue reading

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January 17 – “Is It Right To Heal On The Sabbath?”

Genesis 41-42 Matthew 12:1-23 “Jesus left there and went into their synagogue, where there was a man with a crippled hand. They were looking for a reason to accuse Jesus, so they asked him, ‘Is it right to heal on … Continue reading

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September 12 – Ya Gotta Love ‘Em!

John 14:15-31; 2 Chronicles 21:2-22:12; Psalm 79 “Rule Number 1: The boss is always right. Rule Number 2: If the boss is wrong, refer to rule number 1.” We’ve all seen those two rules for getting along at work in … Continue reading

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July 23 – I Can Do Anything!

1 Corinthians 10; 2 Kings 3; Amos 8 I believe that no one likes rules, except for the people who make them, and the people who enforce them. Nowhere is this more apparent than in rules companies have regarding dress … Continue reading

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July 4 – Ya Gotta Love….

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16 Many years ago, there was a song where the singer moaned about signs that told him what he could and couldn’t do. There are rules, written and unwritten about a lot of different … Continue reading

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March 20 – Loopholes

Matthew 19:1-15; Numbers 9-10; Ecclesiastes 7 Michael Larson was an unemployed ice cream truck driver. He had nothing better to do than to watch TV. So, he did that. He enjoyed a game show called “Press Your Luck.” While he … Continue reading

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January 13 – We Got Rules

Luke 11:29-54; Genesis 20; Psalm 13 They live among us. They are checking up to make sure that everyone is following the rules. You know them. It’s the kid in class who tells the teacher that the kid, who probably … Continue reading

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September 9 – God Forbid!

Psalm 51:1-10; Genesis 7:6-10; 8:1-5; 2 Peter 2:1-10a At one time, it seemed that the scandals came weekly. Ministers of the gospel, usually on the television, seemed to be falling to sin that completely destroyed their ministries. Many in the … Continue reading

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September 8 – Law and Grace

Psalm 51:1-10; Genesis 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:1-11 There is a tension in Christian doctrine between law and grace. Many look at the law and note that since God gave the law, we should follow it. Those who emphasize this law … Continue reading

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June 12 – Grace

2 Samuel 11:26—12:10 13-15; Psalm 32; Galatians 2:15-21; Luke 7:36—8:3 At the end of the service a lady who had been listening intently came to the pastor to ask a question about the sermon. “Are you saying that if you … Continue reading

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