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July 22 – Loving Self-Important People Who Are Never Wrong

Psalm 31-32 Acts 23:16-35 “Some of the Jews had taken this man and planned to kill him. But I learned that he is a Roman citizen, so I went with my soldiers and saved him.” (Acts 23:27 NCV) Paul’s nephew … Continue reading

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June 8 – Where There’s His Will, There Should We Pray

2 Chronicles 30-31 John 18:1-18 “Simon Peter, who had a sword, pulled it out and struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) Jesus said to Peter, ‘Put your sword back. … Continue reading

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May 6 – When God Doesn’t Meet Our Expectations

1 Kings 21-22 Luke 23:26-56 “When all the people who had gathered there to watch saw what happened, they returned home, beating their chests because they were so sad.” (Luke 23:48 NCV) The crucifixion has so many lessons for us. … Continue reading

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March 26 – Respecting Others and Doing Our Job

Joshua 22-24 Luke 3 “The people asked John, ‘Then what should we do?’ John answered, ‘If you have two shirts, share with the person who does not have one. If you have food, share that also.’” (Luke 3:10-11) John’s message … Continue reading

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March 17 – The Nature of Evil and the Goodness of God

Deuteronomy 30-31 Mark 15:1-25 “They put a purple robe on Jesus and used thorny branches to make a crown for his head. They began to call out to him, ‘Hail, King of the Jews!’ The soldiers beat Jesus on the … Continue reading

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December 28 – Breaking the Rules of the World

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 Popularity can be a fickle thing. Andy Warhol once said that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame in the future, and we often use that to describe situations when someone becomes popular, only … Continue reading

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December 27 – We Can Cure It Now That We Have A Diagnosis

Luke 3:1-20; Ezekiel 40-41; Isaiah 62 You’ve probably seen something like this on a medical TV show; perhaps you’ve even experienced it in real life. A person complains constantly about different symptoms. No one can pinpoint the cause of their … Continue reading

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May 9 – Ready for Battle?

Acts 19:1-20; Judges 10:1-11:33; Job 39 You’ve probably heard this quote – attributed to George Orwell – before. “We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do … Continue reading

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April 7 – Keep On Loving

Matthew 27:32-66; Deuteronomy 7-8; Job 7 People don’t change their minds easily. Research shows that it is much easier to use information to reinforce a belief that is held, no matter how tenuous that belief might be, than it is … Continue reading

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September 14 – Restoration

Psalm 73; Job 40:6-14; 42:1-6; Luke 22:31-33 54-62 There are some athletes who have a big mouth. I’m thinking of the ones who deliberately provoke their opponents so that everything they say is posted on the other team’s bulletin board … Continue reading

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