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March 2 – I Thought I Was A Pretty Good Guy…

(Reading for March 1 included because they fixed the bug – Numbers 20-22 Mark 7:1-13) Numbers 23-25 Mark 7:14-37 “And Jesus said, ‘The things that come out of people are the things that make them unclean. All these evil things … Continue reading

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January 23 – Yes, But I’m Still Washing My Hands…

Exodus 7-8 Matthew 15:1-20 “But what people say with their mouths comes from the way they think; these are the things that make people unclean. Out of the mind come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual sins, stealing, lying, and speaking … 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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September 19 – Risking Your Reputation

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Every once in a while I remind my wife of why she prefers to shop alone. We use cash for most purchases, especially at the grocery store. When we get a checker we … Continue reading

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April 24 – Seeing Through God’s Eyes

Acts 10:1-33; Joshua 7-8; Job 24 It’s Prom Season again. Every year about this time social media feeds fill up with pictures of seniors in high school who clean up in ways we could never imagine. Some of them actually … Continue reading

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June 15 – Unclean!

Psalm 130; 2 Chronicles 30:13-27; Mark 2:1-12 You have probably read stories of a new pastor pretending to be a homeless person for a while in front of the church he is getting ready to take on the responsibility of … Continue reading

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September 19 – A Tale of Two Passovers

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 Some would obey the rules fastidiously. Their hands are clean. They haven’t defiled themselves by being around the wrong kind of people. These are the religiously upright who recognize the importance of the … Continue reading

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April 24 – Breaking Down Walls

Acts 10:1-33; Joshua 7-8; Job 24 When God works, walls that separate people fall down. Barnabas brought Saul to the disciples and walls fell down. Peter, after performing some miracles was praying and God broke down a major wall. A … Continue reading

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September 19 – A Tale of Two Passovers

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 When Israel and Judah split the dissension became more than a political issue. The Kings of Israel were concerned that if their subjects returned to Jerusalem to worship God they would want to … Continue reading

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