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July 7 – Betrayal

(Sundays will be late because of ministry obligations) Mark 14:1-31; 1 Kings 8; Hosea 9:17; Hosea 10 “Now as they sat and ate, Jesus said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, one of you who eats with Me will betray Me.’ … Continue reading

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October 27 – When Prison is On Your Resumé

Jeremiah 12-14 2 Timothy 1 “I was chosen to tell that Good News and to be an apostle and a teacher. I am suffering now because I tell the Good News, but I am not ashamed, because I know Jesus, … Continue reading

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December 21 – Can We Talk?

Colossians 3:18-4:18; Ezekiel 31-32; Isaiah 56 If you ever heard the comedian Joan Rivers, you probably heard her catch phrase: “Can we talk?” As she explained how it started, she noted that she was trying to get people to stop … Continue reading

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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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November 28 – … and Comfort the Afflicted

Psalm 25:1-10; Nehemiah 9:16-25; 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22 Comedians have a special kind of problem when they perform. There are people, who, having imbibed enough adult beverages, think that they are funnier than the comedian and make a point of letting … Continue reading

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September 12 – Oh, To Be Cool!

Psalm 73; Amos 7:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Richard Cory had it all. He was impeccably dressed, a gentleman in all respects. Let’s face it, to the ladies he was a “hottie” and guys wished they could look like him. He … Continue reading

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May 26 – Dare We Mention Sin and Shame?

Romans 1:16-32; 1 Samuel 9:1-10:16; Psalm 55 Shame is a forgotten emotion in society today, as is sin. We no longer discuss sin, lest we traumatize someone trapped in that sin; and the idea that anyone should feel shame for … Continue reading

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May 22 – The Death of Sin

Acts 27:13-44; 1 Samuel 3; Psalm 51 One of the “advancements” of our modern society is that we have eliminated sin. Actions that once caused shame and embarrassment before God and others no longer cause us such shame. In fact, … Continue reading

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April 18 – Choose Life

Acts 7:1-22; Deuteronomy 29-30; Job 18 We live in a society that seems to be addicted to sin. Living contrary to God’s will was once considered shameful, now calling attention to God’s standards is the greatest sin in society. Sin … Continue reading

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