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August 4 – The Answer, Of Course, Is Jesus

Late today because I hit the ground running and haven’t had a chance to write until now. Psalm 66-67 Romans 7 “You might think I am saying that sin and the law are the same thing. That is not true. … Continue reading

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May 2 – Life Wasn’t Meant to be Safe

1 Kings 12-13 Luke 22:1-30 “He agreed and watched for the best time to hand Jesus over to them when he was away from the crowd.” (Luke 22:6 NCV) Motivation. Criminal cases will often hinge on what the motive of … Continue reading

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March 23 – Give In to Temptation or Trust and Obey?

Joshua 13-15 Luke 1:57-80 “The people who heard about them wondered, saying, ‘What will this child be?’ because the Lord was with him. Then Zechariah, John’s father, was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: … ‘Now you, child, will … 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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June 9 – About That Judging Thing…

Romans 14; 1 Samuel 26; Psalm 69 As the story goes, a Baptist preacher and a Catholic priest were seated next to each other on a flight. They were having a calm discussion about their beliefs differed and how they … Continue reading

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May 31 – Dead to Sin

Romans 6; 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 60 Northwestern University psychologists conducted a study that was reported on by Scientific American in 2010. The article was titled “Why We Return to Bad Habits.” In the study, people who had quit smoking … Continue reading

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February 22 – When Temptation Comes

Matthew 4; Exodus 25-27; Proverbs 12 Temptation rarely shows up saying “Hey, I want you to do something you know is wrong and you’ll regret for the rest of your life.” Usually temptation shows up wooing us into doing something … Continue reading

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October 27 – Confession

Psalm 32:1-7; Proverbs 15:8-11 24-33; 2 Corinthians 1:1-11 I get tired watching a marathon on TV. Do you know that there are some people who run Marathons all the time? There is an even more difficult race called a Triathlon … Continue reading

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September 30 – Standing Strong

Psalm 37:1-9; 2 Kings 19:8-20 35-37; Revelation 2:12-29 It was a little over a month ago that we were given those amazing words “Complete Pathologic Response.” What that means is that after all the chemo and the surgery, there is … Continue reading

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