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December 2 – Always Appeal to Higher Instincts

Galatians 5:16-26; Ezekiel 1; Psalm 148 “Don’t throw me in the briar patch!” Most of us have heard and understood the purpose of these words uttered by Br’er Rabbit after Br’er Fox had tricked and caught him. Br’er Fox’s ears … Continue reading

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November 8 – The “Gospel” of the Fake News

2 Timothy 4; Jeremiah 11-12; Psalm 124 Fake News. We’ve all heard the stories about fake news. If you tend to be conservative, you find fake news that fits your own perspective and shout it from the mountaintops. If you … Continue reading

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September 17 – Truth

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 There is an old saying that if a society values philosophers because philosophy is an exalted profession, and looks down on plumbers because plumbing is a plebian profession, the society will soon go … Continue reading

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August 23 – Whatta Ya Know?

John 5:19-47; 1 Chronicles 20:1-22:1; Zechariah 8 Science is the art of knowing. It is an ever-expanding thirst for knowledge that’s never satiated as each discovery leads to even more questions. This thirst, this quest for knowledge, is why “Settled … Continue reading

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August 20 – Progressive Faith

John 4:27-42; 1 Chronicles 16:7-43; Zechariah5 Advertising is a tricky business. People trying to sell you something try to make their product so appealing that you’ll want to go out and buy it. At the same time, they can oversell … Continue reading

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June 21 – The End is Near! 

Mark 5:21-43; 2 Samuel 14; Daniel 8 If you want to see strange predictions, look at the different ways people see the end of the world coming. Whether the predictions are based on scientific views of the sun exploding or … Continue reading

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June 11 – Trophies, Medals, and Recognition

Romans 15:14-33; 1 Samuel 29-31; Psalm 71 If you want a job, you have to have a resumé, don’t you? There are classes you can take to learn how to make your resumé more appealing. Your resumé is supposed to … Continue reading

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May 16 – Putting Ourselves in the Best Light

Acts 23:23-24:9; Judges 20; Psalm 45 People looking for employment always need letters of recommendation. People writing those letters today need to be careful. They will want to tell the truth, but if the employee hasn’t been the best, telling … Continue reading

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April 15 – Integrity in Persecution

Acts 5:1-16; Deuteronomy 23-24; Job 15 Throughout history, the church has dealt with persecution. It’s interesting that the persecution, meant to intimidate followers of Christ, often leads to more followers of Christ and church growth. When the Cultural Revolution began … Continue reading

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February 20 – Truth

Matthew 2; Exodus 22:1-23:33; Proverbs 10 The fight to gain equal rights for all Americans was vicious in the 1950’s. Troops were called out to enforce laws that required segregation and to enforce laws that required desegregation. Emotions ran high … Continue reading

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