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The Story Within – Mark 5:21-43

Mark used a literary device that my pastor likens to a sandwich. He began a story, he interrupted the story with a different story. Then, when the second story was finished, he went back and finished the first story. This … Continue reading

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Spreading Out With The Message – Mark 1:32-45

My wife overheard me as I made this video and noted that I made a BIG mistake. (Theological error) Rather than redoing the video, I decided to give you the chance to take advantage of my mistake. If you let … Continue reading

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September 19 – The Disciple Who Came In From the Dark

John 19:16-42; 2 Chronicles 30; Psalm 86 “After this, Joseph of Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him permission. … Continue reading

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September 17 – If Accusations Spread Like Wildfire, Shouldn’t God’s Grace?

John 18:19-38; 2 Chronicles 27-28; Psalm 84 “Pilate then went out to them and said, ‘What accusation do you bring against this Man?’ They answered and said to him, ‘If He were not an evildoer, we would not have delivered … Continue reading

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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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