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March 16 – What Does the Evidence Show?

“Many people came and told false things about him, but all said different things—none of them agreed.” (Mark 14:56) The Pharisees had been waiting, plotting, and planning to arrest Jesus for months. As Passover approached and the threat of people … Continue reading

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February 22 – Being a Force of Good In an Evil World

Numbers 3-4 Mark 3:20-35 “But the teachers of the law from Jerusalem were saying, ‘Beelzebul is living inside him! He uses power from the ruler of demons to force demons out of people.’” (Mark 3:22) Pure goodness is so contrary … Continue reading

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January 29 – Jesus Speaks on Marriage and Divorce

Exodus 21-22 Matthew 19 “Some Pharisees came to Jesus and tried to trick him. They asked, ‘Is it right for a man to divorce his wife for any reason he chooses?’” (Matthew 19:3) In the latter stages of Jesus’s ministry, … Continue reading

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September 17 – Truth

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 There is an old saying that if a society values philosophers because philosophy is an exalted profession, and looks down on plumbers because plumbing is a plebian profession, the society will soon go … Continue reading

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August 29 – Drop the Stones

John 8:1-20; 2 Chronicles 1:1-2:16; Zechariah 14 I have a lot to do today. When I’m overwhelmed with tasks that need to be accomplished, I create a “to-do” list. I know, I should do something like that every day, but … Continue reading

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January 23 – A Tale of Two Prayers

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 You can divide society in many ways. I’ve seen people do that. They want to pit the rich against the poor; skin color against skin color; “my” primary language against “your” primary language; male … Continue reading

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November 14 – Throwing Out Words

Psalm 141; Ezekiel 11:14-25; Ephesians 4:25—5:2 In the 1960s a boxer by the name of Muhammad Ali “elevated” the “art” of trash talk to new levels. He even released a record of his trash talk as a form of poetry. … Continue reading

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June 28 – Light or Dark?

Psalm 140; Jeremiah 3:15-18; Ephesians 5:6-20 Perhaps it was the movie “Wall Street” that finally brought things out into the open. All those attitudes and actions that we publicly disavowed but privately engaged in soon began being accepted after that … Continue reading

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June 18 – Politics and Christians

Psalm 22:19-28; Isaiah 59:1-8; Matthew 9:27-34 Science Fiction usually uses one of two themes. The first is that technology has made everything so much better that the world is an awesome place. Somehow, trouble arises even in this idyllic land … Continue reading

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May 1 – Stirring the Pool

Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10 22—22:5; John 14:23-29; John 5:1-9 They live on the fringes of society. Occasionally they blend in. We have a good time. Then we go home and they go home. Often they are isolated. No … Continue reading

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