Tag Archives: sin

June 3 – Mercy

Romans 9:1-29; 1 Samuel 17:55-18:30; Psalm 63 When the ringleader of his grandmother’s killer was sentenced to death, Bill Pelke and the rest of the community cheered the sentence. It was an appropriate sentence for the one who had led … Continue reading

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June 1 – But I Don’t Wanna Do That!

Romans 7; 1 Samuel 16; Psalm 61 One of the greatest comedy classics of all time is the movie “Dr. Strangelove.” (That’s the short version of the title.) It’s a dark comedy with an important message about nuclear war. The … Continue reading

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May 31 – Dead to Sin

Romans 6; 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 60 Northwestern University psychologists conducted a study that was reported on by Scientific American in 2010. The article was titled “Why We Return to Bad Habits.” In the study, people who had quit smoking … Continue reading

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May 29 – Carry On in Faith

Romans 4; 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 58 It’s been a long while since I’ve been to an amusement park. I have to admit, I enjoy the rides and the shows, but I hate the lines. For some of the roller … Continue reading

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May 27 – Whom Do You Serve?

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 If I were to ask you to name a good person in this world, you could probably come up with a few names. You would recognize them by their selfless service to others, … Continue reading

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May 17 – What Price is Convenience?

Acts 24:10-27; Judges 21; Psalm 46 We live in a world focused on convenience. Need something quickly? Go to a convenience store. Sure, you’ll pay a higher price for those cans of food, but you won’t have to wait as … Continue reading

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April 12 – Faith Healing and Healing Faith

Acts 3; Deuteronomy 17-18; Job 12 “Faith healing” has a bad reputation. When we think of faith healing today, perhaps our thoughts go to the people who hold special healing services, promising that God will bring healing because they are … 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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March 27 – Two For The Price of One

Matthew 22:23-46; Numbers 22:1-40; Song of Solomon 2:8-3:5 It’s an old joke, but I still like the story. A little boy is testifying in the courtroom and the defense attorney is having trouble shaking his testimony. The judge is protecting … Continue reading

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March 7 – Rest

Matthew 11:20-30; Leviticus 13; Proverbs 25 When I first started teaching, I had a mentor. She was an expert in the field of teaching I was going into. We would discuss plans and problems. We would talk about how to … Continue reading

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