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March 2 – Do You Even Need Jesus In Your Life?

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3; Leviticus 4; Proverbs 20 “When Jesus heard that, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: “I desire … Continue reading

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January 12 – The Tea Partier and the Antifa Member Shall Fellowship Together

(Still Catching Up) Genesis 29-30 Matthew 9:1-17 “When Jesus was leaving, he saw a man named Matthew sitting in the tax collector’s booth. Jesus said to him, ‘Follow me,’ and he stood up and followed Jesus.” (Matthew 9:9 NCV) One … Continue reading

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March 2 – Sinners

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3-4; Proverbs 20 Every so often the problem with “sinners” comes up on my social media feeds. One group or another complains about still another group because those people are “sinners.” Those accusations bother me, so I … Continue reading

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February 23 – Making Peace

Matthew 5:1-20; Exodus 28:1-29:46; Proverbs 13 For some reason, peacemaking and persecution go hand in hand. I don’t know what it is about peacemakers that troubles so many in our society. Not many people would come out and proclaim how … Continue reading

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January 23 – A Tale of Two Prayers

Luke 18:1-17; Genesis 29:31-30:43; Psalm 23 You can divide society in many ways. I’ve seen people do that. They want to pit the rich against the poor; skin color against skin color; “my” primary language against “your” primary language; male … Continue reading

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October 30 – Improbable

Isaiah 1:10-18; Psalm 32:1-7; 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4 11-12; Luke 19:1-10 Sherlock Holmes once said that “when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” This is how the great Sherlock Holmes solved so … Continue reading

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October 23 – Resume Padding Before God

Jeremiah 14:7-10 19-22; Psalm 84:1-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8 16-18; Luke 18:9-14 You can find anything on the internet. Recently, someone posted guidelines on using a role-playing game to enhance a resume. They talked about meeting for creativity and conflict resolution … Continue reading

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April 30 – Encountering Jesus

Psalm 67; Proverbs 2:9-15; Luke 19:1-10 “Birds of a feather flock together.” We all know that cliche. We all know that it’s usually used to warn our children about the kinds of kids they are hanging out with. Well, there … Continue reading

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January 25 – What Would You Do?

Luke 19:1-27; Genesis 32-33; Psalm 25 Yes, I’ve tried them. About the only thing I would do for a Klondike Bar is pay the money, unwrap it and eat it. If you’ve seen the commercials, they ask what you would … Continue reading

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January 23 – Luke 18:1-17, Genesis 29:31-30:43, and Psalm 23

  People react to things in different ways. Some, upon a great achievement make sure that everyone knows how great they are. They point out all the wonderful things that they have done in the past and how they expect … Continue reading

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