Tag Archives: Sabbath

September 2 – The Blind Shall See

John 9:24-41; 2 Chronicles 7; Malachi 4 “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” You’ve probably heard that saying before. It stems from the idea that laws have a moral basis that are accepted by most people. For instance, the … Continue reading

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September 1 – Actions Speak Louder

John 9:1-23; 2 Chronicles 6; Malachi 2:17-3:18 The story is told (which is preacher speak for “I heard a great story, but I have no verification that it actually happened. Still, I like the point it makes) of a high … Continue reading

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August 22 – God Helps Those Who…

John 5:1-18; 1 Chronicles 18-19; Zechariah 7 The average American has some understanding of the Bible. For instance, almost all of us know that “God helps those who help themselves” is a direct quote from the Bible. It’s there in, … Continue reading

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April 24 – Seeing Through God’s Eyes

Acts 10:1-33; Joshua 7-8; Job 24 It’s Prom Season again. Every year about this time social media feeds fill up with pictures of seniors in high school who clean up in ways we could never imagine. Some of them actually … 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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February 7 – Rest and Peace

Hebrews 3:1-4:13; Genesis 48; Psalm 38 One of the most tiring things that we humans deal with is conflict. Some people seem to thrive on conflict, but even for them, it’s emotionally draining – win or lose. Our world is … Continue reading

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August 20 – Sabbath

Psalm 103:1-8; Nehemiah 13:15-22; Luke 6:1-5 As the school year gets ready to start, with me not doing so for the first time in 25 years, I look back nostalgically and think about some of the things I used to … Continue reading

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May 1 – Stirring the Pool

Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10 22—22:5; John 14:23-29; John 5:1-9 They live on the fringes of society. Occasionally they blend in. We have a good time. Then we go home and they go home. Often they are isolated. No … Continue reading

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January 2 – My Way or the High Way?

Luke 6:1-26; Genesis 3-5; Psalm 2 We all have our rules and idiosyncrasies. I expect things to be done in a certain way and when I visit others who do things differently, I cringe inwardly. I know I can’t say … Continue reading

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March 8 – Happy Sabbath!

Matthew 12:1-21; Leviticus 14; Proverbs 26 The Pharisees really wanted God to love them and the nation of Israel. As they remembered history they understood why God brought judgment on the nation. One of the reasons for judgment: not keeping … Continue reading

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