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December 11 – Building Strong Families is Hard Work!

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 “And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training and admonition of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4 NKJV)  There are a lot of societal practices that mirror … Continue reading

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December 10 – Mutual Submission for the Spread of the Gospel

Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45 “submitting to one another in the fear of God.” (Ephesians 5:21 NKJV) With these words, Paul begins his instructions to Christian men that turns society on its ear.  If you’re used to reading these … Continue reading

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September 25 – Weak and Useless Rules

Song of Solomon 6-8 Galatians 4 “In the past you did not know God. You were slaves to gods that were not real. But now you know the true God. Really, it is God who knows you. So why do … Continue reading

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August 25 – What’s Important Is Our Status in Christ

Psalm 119:1-88 1 Corinthians 7:20-40 “You all were bought at a great price, so do not become slaves of people.” (1 Corinthians 7:23 NCV) In the midst of the discussion about marriage, Paul discussed our status in society. Then, he … 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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August 1 – Doing It All….

Psalm 127; Ecclesiastes 2:1-17; Colossians 3:18—4:1 “Take this job and shove it, I ain’t workin’ here no more,” are the familiar words of a song by Johnny Paycheck. That song resonated with people who don’t even like country music because … Continue reading

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September 9 – Washing Feet and Service

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 Back in Jesus’ days, they didn’t drive cars. Some rode donkeys, others walked. Just as we hate walking in the exhaust of the car, those who walked in Jesus’ days hated walking in … Continue reading

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