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September 22 – Restitution and Restoration

John 21; 2 Chronicles 33; Psalm 89:1-18 Bernie Madoff. There, that name oughta get your blood boiling! Madoff was the perpetrator of one of the largest Ponzi schemes in US history, bilking investors, many of them well known, out of … Continue reading

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September 11 – There Is Only One Way…

John 14:1-14; 2 Chronicles 20:1-21:1; Psalm 78:56-72 My wife has a habit of naming inanimate objects. Our GPS unit is “Sally.” (With a voice like that, it couldn’t be male.) Whenever we go somewhere, we set Sally up and punch … Continue reading

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September 9 – Living With the Enemy

John 13:1-20; 2 Chronicles 18; Psalm 78:21-37 You’ve probably seen some variation of this in the movies. The cops pull over a lady for a minor traffic violation and, to her surprise, they take her down to the station. They … Continue reading

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May 18 – Scandalous!

Acts 25; Ruth 1-2; Psalm 47 Religious disputes are the worst, aren’t they? You see it on a small scale when churches split. There are anecdotal tales among Baptists about churches splitting over a vote on the color of the … Continue reading

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September 8 – Law and Grace

Psalm 51:1-10; Genesis 6:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:1-11 There is a tension in Christian doctrine between law and grace. Many look at the law and note that since God gave the law, we should follow it. Those who emphasize this law … Continue reading

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June 17 – Living in Forgiveness

Mark 3:20-35; 2 Samuel 7-8; Daniel 4 When two good friends disagree and the tensions rise, it’s difficult for both of them. They avoid each other. They look the other way if they happen to see each other. Unless something … Continue reading

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July 3 – Tension in the Christian Life

Mark 12:1-27; 1 Kings 3; Hosea 6:1-7:2 It was another trap for Jesus. The Herodians, who supported the government, and the Pharisees, who didn’t, came to Jesus and asked whether or not they should pay taxes. The wording of this … Continue reading

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