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August 12 – Thoughts About the God of Love and Peace

2 Corinthians 13; 1 Chronicles 3-4; Zephaniah 1 The gospel has been misinterpreted and abused throughout history. Paul talked about those who would make the gospel a source of wealth in his letter to the Philippians. It’s been used to … Continue reading

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February 9 – Oppression

Hebrews 6:13-20; Exodus 1:1-2:25; Psalm 40 After the Civil War, former slaves began to work in our country and make economic and political headway. As they began making progress, some people, especially in the south got worried. The began to … Continue reading

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September 1 – Island Life

Psalm 1; Genesis 39:1-23; Philippians 2:25-30 Tattoo looked up in the sky and shouted “da plane! Da plane!” in the opening of one of the feel good TV shows of the late 70’s/early 80’s. On Fantasy Island all your dreams … Continue reading

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August 27 – On Greatness

Psalm 112; Proverbs 21:1-4 24-26; Matthew 20:20-28 My wife and I joke about my position as I help her through her recovery from surgery. Since I am, in essence, waiting on her hand and foot, we have joked about me … Continue reading

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August 11 – Rock the Boat

Psalm 82; Joshua 7:1 10-26; Hebrews 10:26-31 At one time in this world there was a doctrine known as “The Divine Right of Kings.” Those who adhered to this view believed that kings answered to no one since their rule … Continue reading

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July 28 – Fighting Slavery

Psalm 49:1-12; Proverbs 23:1-11; Romans 11:33-36 One of the myths of modern America is that slavery doesn’t exist today. Oh, we admit that it may happen in other cultures because they’re a bit backwards, but it doesn’t happen here. Still … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With Foreigners

Psalm 25:1-10; Leviticus 19:1-4 32-37; John 3:16-21 People are doing a lot of searching their family history. They have access through the internet to all kinds of records instantly that saves what used to be years of painstaking research. There … Continue reading

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June 24 – God Can’t Love You Any More!

Psalm 16; 2 Kings 1:1-16; Galatians 4:8-20 George Washington is known as the Father of our Country. He held the American army together through some very difficult times, made some brilliant moves as the Commanding General of the army, and … Continue reading

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May 14 – Ready?

Psalm 104:24-34 35b; 2 Kings 2:1-15a; Luke 1:5-17 The years before the Revolutionary War saw a movement known as the First Great Awakening. It was a time of revival in many American churches, and this spirit of revival rebelled against authoritarianism. … Continue reading

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January 23 – Economic Slavery

(Yes, a day late) Third Sunday after the Epiphany Psalm 19 (The law revives the soul); Nehemiah 5:1-13 (Nehemiah deals with oppression); Luke 2:39-52 (Jesus increases in wisdom) Economic justice is a tricky concept. As Nehemiah led the people when … Continue reading

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