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February 15 – We Can Choose Our Reaction

Leviticus 17-18 Matthew 27:27-50 “But Jesus cried out again in a loud voice and died.” (Matthew 27:50 NCV) He had endured the kangaroo court of the Sanhedrin. He’d been used as a pawn in the struggle between Pilate and the … Continue reading

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February 13 – Stay Faithful to the Call, My Friend

Leviticus 14 Matthew 26:51-75 “When the high priest heard this, he tore his clothes and said, ‘This man has said things that are against God! We don’t need any more witnesses; you all heard him say these things against God. … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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May 5 – Changing the Economy

Acts 16:16-40; Judges 4-5; Job 35 Brian Banks was a sure shot for the NFL. He was big, fast, and smart. He dominated his football world. Then, his whole world shattered when he was accused of rape. While there was … 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 13 – Responding to the Powers That Be

Acts 4:1-22; Deuteronomy 19-20; Job 13 The phrase “speaking truth to power” has almost become a cliché these days. Sometimes you hear people in power say terrible things and they proclaim that all they are doing is that speaking truth … Continue reading

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March 29 – Rejection

Psalm 118:1-2 14-24; Judges 4:17-23; 5:24-31a; Revelation 12:1-12 People fear rejection. We see it as failure and no one wants to fail. So we do whatever we can to avoid that rejection – often not trying to succeed. Think about … Continue reading

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April 16 – Rejoice!

Acts 5:17-42; Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16 My sports team won last night. That makes me happy. I looked at the “likes” on my Facebook page and on my latest blog post. I’m feeling good about myself. I think of my … Continue reading

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April 6 – But I Thought…

Matthew 27:1-31; Deuteronomy 5-6; Job 6 One of the most complicated people in the Bible is Judas. He walked with Jesus as a disciple and knew His heart. He was trusted enough that he controlled the money for the group. … Continue reading

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July 8 – Guilty

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 There is a running gag in stories related to oppressive governments. The prisoner demands to know his rights. No one will answer him with anything intelligent and usually he gets a beating for … Continue reading

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