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August 13 – Grace and Truth

John 1:1-18; 1 Chronicles 5-6; Zephaniah 2 It was one of those days. I had to run some errands before I got to the airport to travel overseas for a mission trip. Everyone else decided that this day was a … Continue reading

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August 6 – Producing Godly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 6:14-7:16; 2 Kings 19; Nahum 1 “Our culture has accepted two huge lies. The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you … Continue reading

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July 21 – Surrendering Freedoms

1 Corinthians 8; 1 Kings 22; Amos 6 A quote from Benjamin Franklin surfaced about fifteen years ago and people post it to social media quite often. “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, … Continue reading

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July 1 – The King Comes

Mark 11:1-14; 1 Kings 1; Hosea 4:11b-5:4 The coronation of a new king is an exciting time. It’s filled with ceremony and pageantry. It’s filled with joy and excitement as people hope that the new king will be even better … Continue reading

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June 25 – God Restores

Mark 7:14-37; 2 Samuel 18; Daniel 11:21-45 One of the hardest things to observe is a Christian leader who fails. Sometimes it may be at the local level and observed by relatively few Christians, and yet each person who esteemed … Continue reading

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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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