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June 1 – Whatcha Worrying About?

2 Chronicles 15-16 John 12:27-50 “But many believed in Jesus, even many of the leaders. But because of the Pharisees, they did not say they believed in him for fear they would be put out of the synagogue. They loved … Continue reading

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September 8 – About That Judging Thing…

John 12:27-50; 2 Chronicles 16-17; Psalm 78:1-20 It ain’t over till the fat lady sings, or so they say. This saying probably originated with the opera Gotterdamerung when Brunhilde, usually a “well-upholstered lady” comes out and sings the final ten … Continue reading

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December 11 – Greatness

Zephaniah 3:14-20; Isaiah 12:2-6; Philippians 4:4-7; Luke 3:7-18 There have been a lot of great people in history. You know that they were great because their last name appears to be “the Great.” We normally think of kings or emperors: … Continue reading

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October 8 – Focus on the Work

Psalm 111; Numbers 12:1-15; Luke 5:12-16 If you’re a sports fan you have probably seen situations where the best player on the team you root for falls flat in the post season. You might even remark, in disgust, that the … Continue reading

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June 5 – Switching Teams

1 Kings 17:17-24; Psalm 30; Galatians 1:11-24; Luke 7:11-17 Free agency has caused some strange situations in sports. None of those situations are stranger than those cases where a player switches from one rival team to another. The star, once … Continue reading

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November 4 – Our Pursuit

1 Timothy 5:23-6:21; Jeremiah 3-4; Psalm 120 Success is an elusive concept. Everyone seems to have their own idea of what it means to be successful. If you are a sports figure, you used to compare statistics; now you compare … Continue reading

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May 7 – Troubled No More

Acts 17:16-34; Judges 7-8; Job 37 One of the hit TV shows of the past few years is “American Idol.” There are those among us who would give anything for a chance to be there. We look at our entertainment … Continue reading

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June 23 – “Kick ’em While They’re Down!”

Mark 6:30-56; 2 Samuel 16; Daniel 10:1-21 People so love a winner. Whether it’s sports or politics or entertainment, people love to be associated with the winners. An NFL quarterback is getting married soon. Fans are sending him all kinds … Continue reading

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