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June 26 – The Last Judgment

Mark 8:1-21; 2 Samuel 19; Daniel 12 One Christian argume…er…discussion revolves around the end times. We have those, uhm, discussions that revolve around the question of whether or not Jesus returns before the millennium, and if so whether that happens … Continue reading

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April 11 – The Bottom Line

Acts 2:14-47; Deuteronomy 15-16; Job 11 John Elkington proposed the idea known as “The Triple Bottom Line” in 1994 as a way to get companies to realize that there was more to life than cash flow. The Triple Bottom Line … Continue reading

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February 6 – Escape

Hebrews 2; Genesis 46:28-47:31; Psalm 37 The road to escape the confines of poverty is paved with education. When you hear about people who have gotten out of their terrible early life situations, most of the time the story begins … Continue reading

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December 20 – The Look

Psalm 80:1-7; Isaiah 66:7-11; Luke 13:31-35 It is a staple scene in many movies. The main character needs to make a statement: a speech for political reasons; a summation for a jury; a presentation in class. They are nervous and … Continue reading

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December 13 – A Good Defense

Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 9:8-15; Luke 1:57-66 “Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships.” Coach Paul Bear Bryant was said to have coined this phrase many years ago, and for many coaches, it is an idea that guides setting up their teams. … Continue reading

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December 12 – Praise Him!

Isaiah 12:2-6; Amos 8:4-12; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 One of the greatest things about Christmas is the music. Whether it’s people singing, or humming, songs about the birth of Jesus or a church musical, songs of praise ring through the air. … Continue reading

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November 3 – Grace for All

Psalm 17:1-9; Deuteronomy 25:5-10; Acts 22:22—23:11 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “Those of you who think you’re always right are annoying to those of us who are.” Even though it’s usually said in jest, there is a great burden … Continue reading

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October 30 – Improbable

Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 Sherlock Holmes once said that “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” This is how the great Sherlock Holmes solved so … Continue reading

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September 20 – Knowing

Psalm 12; Proverbs 17:1-5; 1 Corinthians 9:19-23 I have been a Cubs fan for over 50 years. Some of my first memories were coming home from school to watch the Cubs finish playing a game. After all that frustration, this … 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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