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November 17 – A Warning to Those Who Oppress Others

James 5; Jeremiah 29-30; Psalm 133 You know “those” business people. Everything they do works out. They start businesses with the craziest business plans, and they succeed. They purchase businesses that are failing and have no hope, and within a … Continue reading

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July 18 – As You Were….

1 Corinthians 6; 1 Kings 19; Amos 3:3-4:3 The Sexual Revolution began in the 1960’s. Attitudes changed so that Christian values relating to sexuality and marriage gave way to more permissive attitudes. Fears of the consequences that came from a … Continue reading

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January 21 – Thinking About Money

Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalm 21 When it comes to building or repairing things, I am the last person to call for help. The Christmas before I got married, my family gave me a set of screwdrivers because they knew … Continue reading

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January 21 – True Riches

Luke 16; Genesis 27:46-28:22; Psalm 21 One of the things traveling on mission trips has made clear to me is the wealth of the people in the United States. God has blessed us abundantly and even the poorest people here … Continue reading

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November 4 – Using Our Wealth

1 Timothy 5:23-6:21; Jeremiah 3-4; Psalm 120 The Bible makes a distinction between those who pursue riches, at the detriment to their faith and those who use their wealth appropriately. Money itself is not designated as evil, contrary to the … Continue reading

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July 7 – Priorities

Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17-10:15 Her reputation was questionable. She probably shouldn’t have been able to make it in the door, but perhaps Simon the Leper was a little bit loose in his standards. As a leper Simon … Continue reading

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December 1 – The Fork in the Road

Galatians 5:1-15; Lamentations 5; Psalm 147 Yogi Berra gave us sage advice when he told us “When you come to a fork in the road, take it.” Robert Frost told us the story of his decision upon coming to a … Continue reading

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