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July 8 – It Doesn’t Matter Who’s Right

Job 36-37 Acts 15:22-41 “Paul and Barnabas had such a serious argument about this that they separated and went different ways. Barnabas took Mark and sailed to Cyprus, but Paul chose Silas and left. The believers in Antioch put Paul … Continue reading

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June 1 – Dealing with Bias

Psalm 5; Isaiah 56:1-8; Mark 7:24-30 In 1972 Richard Nixon surprised the United States and the world with his diplomatic initiative of going to China and opening up doors with that closed in nation. Nixon, the commie hunter. Nixon, the … Continue reading

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April 22 – Hopeless Cases

Acts 9:1-25; Joshua 3:1-5:1; Job 22 Have you ever seen a “hopeless case?” You know the kind of person I mean. From a Christian perspective a “hopeless case” is someone so evil and so enmeshed in their religious beliefs that … Continue reading

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July 27 – Reporting Good News

They started hauling off the loot and then realized there was a city full of starving people. “Then they said to one another, ‘We are not doing right. Today is a day of good news, and we remain silent. If we wait until morning light, some punishment will come upon us. Now therefore, come, let us go and tell the king’s household.'” The hopeless situation became one of joy and hope to the people. Continue reading

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July 25 – Is That All?

“And Elijah sent a messenger to him saying, ‘Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored to you, and you shall be clean.'” (2 Kings 5:10) Naaman was furious! He hadn’t traveled all the way from Syria to have some flunky tell him to take a bath in a dirty, muddy river! Continue reading

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July 21 – Nowhere to Hide

If that isn’t strange enough, “And the king of Israel said to Jehoshaphat, ‘I will disguise myself and go into battle; but you put on your robes.’ So the king of Israel disguised himself and went into battle.” (I Kings 22:30) In short, Ahab told Jehoshaphat that even though the prophecy from Jehovah God was bad, they should still go to war AND that he, Ahab, would disguise himself but that Jehoshapat should make himself a target. Jehoshaphat agreed! Continue reading

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