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January 10 – Engaging in Full Ministry

(Sorry for the delay. Schedule got pushed out of whack yesterday. Hoping whack returns today.) Genesis 25-26 Matthew 8:1-17 (NCV) “When Jesus came down from the hill, great crowds followed him. Then a man with a skin disease came to … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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August 3 – Your Reputation Precedes You

2 Corinthians 2:5-3:18; 2 Kings 15-16; Micah 5:2-15 Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “Things just aren’t right?” They have all the credentials for the job, but things don’t seem to click. Something is out of place. A … Continue reading

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June 30 – Gaining Power in God’s Kingdom

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a There are a lot of self-help books and articles in the world that tell you how to get and use power. It seems that everyone wants power. When you have power, you can … 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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December 11 – Greatness

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 There have been a lot of great people in history. You know that they were great because their last name appears to be “the Great.” We normally think of kings or emperors: … Continue reading

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October 2 – Unworthy Servants

Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4; Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Timothy 1:1-14; Luke 17:5-10 If you’ve ever watched some of those dog shows on TV, you can see those dogs do some amazing tricks. Their trainers take them through complicated maneuvers. If you don’t … Continue reading

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August 27 – On Greatness

Psalm 112; Proverbs 21:1-4 24-26; Matthew 20:20-28 My wife and I joke about my position as I help her through her recovery from surgery. Since I am, in essence, waiting on her hand and foot, we have joked about me … Continue reading

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March 19 – Not Normal

Matthew 18:21-35; Numbers 7-8; Ecclesiastes 6 I get angry when people treat me badly. My eyes narrow, my nostrils widen and I begin to find ways to plot my revenge. In that way, I’m fairly normal. In times like that, … Continue reading

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June 30 – Wanna Be Great?

Mark 10:32-52; 2 Samuel 24; Hosea 4:1-11a All of us would like to be considered “great.” Think about the ego trip it would be to walk into a restaurant and have everyone know our name and offer to buy us … Continue reading

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