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April 12 – Is Jesus Calling You Out?

1 Samuel 19-21 Luke 11:29-54 “One of the experts on the law said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, when you say these things, you are insulting us, too.’” (Luke 11:45 NCV) Jesus had started in on the Pharisees. He’d just noted their … Continue reading

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December 11 – The Battle Against Spiritual Forces of Wickedness

Ephesians 6; Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 46 During the Vietnam War, Country Joe and the Fish asked the kind of question that should be asked by anyone who thinks war is an option: “One, two, three, what are we fighting for?” … Continue reading

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July 21 – Surrendering Freedoms

1 Corinthians 8; 1 Kings 22; Amos 6 A quote from Benjamin Franklin surfaced about fifteen years ago and people post it to social media quite often. “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, … Continue reading

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October 11 – Working for the Enemy?

Psalm 61; 2 Kings 5:19b-27; Ephesians 6:10-20 We see those spy movies all the time. The foreign government seems to know what our government (the good guys of course) is doing every step of the way. Then the answer becomes … Continue reading

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September 12 – Oh, To Be Cool!

Psalm 73; Amos 7:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Richard Cory had it all. He was impeccably dressed, a gentleman in all respects. Let’s face it, to the ladies he was a “hottie” and guys wished they could look like him. He … Continue reading

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April 18 – Celebrate

Psalm 100; Ezekiel 37:15-28; Revelation 15:1-4 The Chicago Cubs have gained a new reputation in baseball. They now know how to win. They had the third highest number of wins last season and they have started winning a lot of … Continue reading

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July 8 – Doing God’s Will

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 It’s not easy to know God’s will. Oh sure, there are some who will tell you to read the Bible, pray, and seek wise counsel – but even then, you can have nagging … Continue reading

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