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April 26 – All You Really Need Is (A Changed) Heart

2 Samuel 23-24 Luke 19:1-27 “But Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, ‘I will give half of my possessions to the poor. And if I have cheated anyone, I will pay back four times more.’” (Luke 19:8 NCV) There … Continue reading

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March 26 – Respecting Others and Doing Our Job

Joshua 22-24 Luke 3 “The people asked John, ‘Then what should we do?’ John answered, ‘If you have two shirts, share with the person who does not have one. If you have food, share that also.’” (Luke 3:10-11) John’s message … Continue reading

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December 28 – Breaking the Rules of the World

Luke 3:21-38; Ezekiel 42-43; Isaiah 63 Popularity can be a fickle thing. Andy Warhol once said that everyone would have 15 minutes of fame in the future, and we often use that to describe situations when someone becomes popular, only … Continue reading

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December 27 – We Can Cure It Now That We Have A Diagnosis

Luke 3:1-20; Ezekiel 40-41; Isaiah 62 You’ve probably seen something like this on a medical TV show; perhaps you’ve even experienced it in real life. A person complains constantly about different symptoms. No one can pinpoint the cause of their … Continue reading

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August 24 – It Seemed Like a Good Idea…

John 6:1-21; 1 Chronicles 22:2-23:32; Zechariah 9 In 1876, Western Union had a monopoly on the most advanced communication technology available: the telegraph. The President of Western Union, William Orten, was offered a chance to buy the patent on a … Continue reading

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January 20 – The Searching God

Luke 15; Genesis 27:1-45; Psalm 20 Field Trips. I think that most people outside the world of education think field trips are nothing but fun and games. They don’t realize the planning that must go into a field trip so … Continue reading

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December 9 – Is It Worth It?

Psalm 126; Isaiah 35:3-7; Luke 7:18-30 “Was it worth it?” I think many of us ask that question as we come to the end of a long project. Was it worth the time and the effort? We look at how … Continue reading

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June 15 – Doctor Jesus

Mark 2; 2 Samuel 4-5; Daniel 2:24-49 So much of life revolves around food. What are we going to eat? Who are we going to eat with? In fact, who we eat with even makes a statement. This was true … Continue reading

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March 2 – Just As I Am

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3-4; Proverbs 20 Perhaps one of the greatest revelations I’ve ever had about my faith is that Christianity is not for “good” people. In the days of Jesus, the Pharisees were the “good” people. They were religious, … Continue reading

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March 2 – About Your Friends….

Matthew 9:1-17; Leviticus 3-4; Proverbs 20 “Birds of a feather flock together.” “You are known by the company you keep.” No, this isn’t a lesson on truisms and clichés. We do have many such sayings that warn us about the … Continue reading

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