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November 16 – Are You Thinking About Stuffing or De-Stuffing?

James 4; Jeremiah 27-28; Psalm 132 We seem to be in eternal competition here in the United States. We compare ourselves to our neighbors. In fact, one of the major, annual competitions is about to start – house decorations for … Continue reading

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November 12 – If You Want to Change the World

Philemon 1:1-25; Jeremiah 19-20; Psalm 128 It was Gaius, a renowned legal expert in ancient Rome, who said that slavery was a human institution not found in nature and that another human institution, war, brought the bulk of the slaves … Continue reading

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October 5 – Let the Peoples Praise You!

Revelation 5; Nehemiah 7:5-8:12; Psalm 100 One of the sad truths throughout history is that people have hated others for being different. In the ancient days, our tribe was good, yours was bad. Warfare would spring up between tribes over … Continue reading

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August 30 – Ending Slavery

John 8:21-47; 2 Chronicles 2:17-5:1; Malachi 1:1-2:9 The institution of slavery is one of the darkest blots on mankind throughout history. Among ways slavery has been practices throughout history, what happened in the United States was one of the most … Continue reading

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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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