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June 23 – That’s The Way We’ve Always Done It

Esther 9-10 Acts 7:1-21 “Jacob’s sons became jealous of Joseph and sold him to be a slave in Egypt. But God was with him 10 and saved him from all his troubles. The king of Egypt liked Joseph and respected … Continue reading

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June 22 – Our Response to False Accusations

Esther 6-8 Acts 6 “But the Spirit was helping him to speak with wisdom, and his words were so strong that they could not argue with him. So they secretly urged some men to say, ‘We heard Stephen speak against … Continue reading

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April 16 – Forward the Light Brigade

1 Samuel 30-31 Luke 13:23-35 “Yet I must be on my way today and tomorrow and the next day. Surely it cannot be right for a prophet to be killed anywhere except in Jerusalem.” (Luke 13:33 NCV) I’m not sure … Continue reading

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April 23 – The Key to Growth

Acts 9:26-43; Joshua 5:2-6:27; Job 23 In the early 1930’s Japan’s civilian government gave way to a militaristic one. The military government furthered Japan’s ambition to be the major economic power in the Asian Pacific region. In the process, years … Continue reading

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April 18 – Simple Instructions

Acts 7:1-22; Deuteronomy 29-30; Job 18 Back in the dark ages, someone invented a machine called the Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). To use this machine, you would connect it to your TV and put a tape into the machine. If … Continue reading

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April 17 – Good Decisions

Acts 6; Deuteronomy 28; Job 17 Henry Ford had a problem. His Model-T car was too successful. He had introduced the assembly line in 1913 and production rose so much that he started making lots of money. His workers, however, … Continue reading

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December 5 – Christians Die Well

Luke 1:68-79; Malachi 3:13-18; Philippians 1:18b-26 The pictures were horrific. Members of ISIS marched a number of Christians out to their execution ground. One by one they were killed. As they were killed, many of them proclaimed their love for … Continue reading

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May 30 – Start Right Here

Psalm 5; Jonah 4:1-11; Acts 8:26-40 The movie “The Longest Day” is the story about the Allied invasion of the European mainland at Normandy during World War II. It is said that no matter how good a battle plan you … Continue reading

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April 25 – Facing Difficult Circumstances

Psalm 133; 1 Samuel 20:1-23 35-42; Acts 11:19-26 There is a moralistic story told of a man who was an alcoholic. When he passed away, his two sons came to the funeral. It happened that one of the sons was … Continue reading

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January 4 – God’s Presence

Psalm 72 (Prayers for the king); Isaiah 6:1-5 (The Lord high and lofty); Acts 7:44-53 (Solomon’s temple cannot contain God) The presence of God is an awesome concept. Isaiah experienced God’s presence and immediately recognized his sinfulness. When he compared … Continue reading

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