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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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February 13 – Gadflies

Hebrews 9:23-10:18; Exodus 9:1-10:29; Proverbs 3 The world needs gadflies. No, not those annoying horsefly types; the world needs the gadflies on society that continually provoke and annoy the authorities so that they consider other points of view. Socrates was … Continue reading

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January 26 – Power and Truth

Luke 19:28-48; Genesis 34; Psalm 26 We all know that “children should be seen and not heard” because after all, what do they really know? I remember a story that culminated in a parade. As everyone watched the parade and … Continue reading

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November 7 – Story Time

Psalm 123; Job 20:1-11; 2 Peter 1:16-21 November is a month to celebrate many things. As followers of Christ we use this month as a time of Thanksgiving. Some writers use this month to celebrate insanity by writing a novel … Continue reading

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September 12 – Oh, To Be Cool!

Psalm 73; Amos 7:1-6; 1 Timothy 1:18-20 Richard Cory had it all. He was impeccably dressed, a gentleman in all respects. Let’s face it, to the ladies he was a “hottie” and guys wished they could look like him. He … Continue reading

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September 9 – God Forbid!

Psalm 51:1-10; Genesis 7:6-10; 8:1-5; 2 Peter 2:1-10a At one time, it seemed that the scandals came weekly. Ministers of the gospel, usually on the television, seemed to be falling to sin that completely destroyed their ministries. Many in the … Continue reading

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August 22 – Encouragement

Psalm 109:21-31; Ezekiel 20:1-17; Hebrews 3:7—4:11 If you have ever been to an area famous for its night life you may have been overwhelmed by the neon, the glitz, and the glitter. The finest cars in the city show up … Continue reading

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May 7 – Good and Evil

Psalm 97; Exodus 33:18-23; John 1:14-18 You can tell a lot about a culture by the values it promotes. In our culture today, the most promoted value seems to be “tolerance.” The worst thing you can call someone, apparently, is … Continue reading

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April 1 – Can You Handle the Truth?

Psalm 150; 1 Samuel 17:19-32; Acts 5:17-26 In a scene from “A Few Good Men” made famous by YouTube and internet memes, a witness responds to the lawyer’s questioning by yelling out “You can’t handle the truth.” Truth is a … Continue reading

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