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October 18 – #MeToo #IBelieveYou and Let’s #ChangeTheWorld

Revelation 18; Isaiah 3-4; Psalm 109:1-19 I can’t think of any job that is more physically and emotionally demanding than that of a firefighter. They run into burning buildings and they run into burning forests. They pull people out of … Continue reading

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September 29 – Evil: The Impossible Choice

3 John 1; Ezra 7-8; Psalm 94 One of the amazing things about Christianity is that our relationship with God is completely dependent upon Him. We come to that relationship through His grace. We stay in that relationship by His … Continue reading

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September 26 – A Perfect Love

1 John 4; Ezra 1-2; Psalm 91 I’ve had a few people ask me why I don’t talk about particular sins here: you know the ones Baptists, especially, are supposed to attack. I mention “sin” in general but talk a … Continue reading

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September 22 – Restitution and Restoration

John 21; 2 Chronicles 33; Psalm 89:1-18 Bernie Madoff. There, that name oughta get your blood boiling! Madoff was the perpetrator of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in US history, bilking investors, many of them well known, out of … Continue reading

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August 5 – Ambassadors of Reconciliation

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:13; 2 Kings 18; Micah 7 An interesting article begins with these words: “They are the scourge of the world’s capitals. They flout the law and cost the authorities millions. Yet, like mice, noise and traffic jams, there … Continue reading

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June 10 – Others

Romans 15:1-13; 1 Samuel 27-28; Psalm 70 Gale Sayers was one of the greatest running backs in the history of the NFL. When he wrote his autobiography, he called it “I Am Third.” A lot of people didn’t understand the … Continue reading

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May 20 – Faith Leads to Works

Acts 26:19-32; 1 Samuel 1:1-2:10; Psalm 49 Rosaria Butterfield was a tenured professor at Syracuse University. She was opposed to Christian beliefs as an atheist and was working on a book to “expose” the Christian right from her viewpoint. As … Continue reading

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April 26 – Comfort

Acts 11:1-18; Joshua 11-12; Job 26 There are a lot of things people say when they’re trying to comfort people who are grieving. Some of them are appropriate. Too often though, well-meaning words make me cringe. You know the kinds … Continue reading

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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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March 22 – An Unfair God

Matthew 20:1-16; Numbers 13-14; Ecclesiastes 9:1-12 I hear stories of them, but haven’t found anything I can verify through research. You know what I mean: death bed conversions. Every so often a well-known atheist or agnostic dies and rumors are … Continue reading

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