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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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March 6 – God’s People: Demon Possessed or Drunkards?

Matthew 11:1-19; Leviticus 11-12; Proverbs 24 Which is better: being a morning person or being a person that does better afternoon? Isn’t it funny how we attribute “goodness” or “badness” to either of those qualities? Growing up, I was a … Continue reading

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February 17 – The Cheers of the Crowd

Hebrews 12; Exodus 16:1-17:16; Proverbs 7:6-27 I think every boy dreams of standing at the podium, accepting the MVP trophy for the Super Bowl, in front of a crowd that is cheering wildly. Ok, not every boy. Some don’t like … Continue reading

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January 20 – The Searching God

Luke 15; Genesis 27:1-45; Psalm 20 Field Trips. I think that most people outside the world of education think field trips are nothing but fun and games. They don’t realize the planning that must go into a field trip so … Continue reading

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December 17 – Sorry

Psalm 80:1-7; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Hebrews 10:10-18 An executive wrote about a problem she had: she apologized too much. You’ve probably known people like this. “I’m sorry if I’m bothering you, but can I ask you a question?” “You don’t need … Continue reading

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