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October 10 – Changing the Menu

Revelation 10; Nehemiah 13; Psalm 104:24-35 “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” You’ve probably heard this phrase. While it’s been around earth for a few hundred years, Khan, in the movie “The Wrath of Khan” reminds us that this … Continue reading

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October 9 – Amazing Reactions

Revelation 9; Nehemiah 12; Psalm 104:1-23 One of the character tropes that stories like to use tells of a character who’s a plain, ordinary, everyday person who’s plodding through life until that one day when something sets him on the … Continue reading

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October 8 – Keep Praying

Revelation 8; Nehemiah 11; Psalm 103 I believe that one of the most ridiculous questions in the world is, “Did you have a good workout?” The answer, of course, is “no” because there’s no such thing as a good workout. … Continue reading

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July 27 – Payback

Psalm 55:16-23; Esther 7:7—8:17; Matthew 5:43-48 In the movie “Trading Places” two millionaire investors decide to explore the question of nature vs. nurture. They take a snobbish investor and make his life miserable while taking a street hustler and put … Continue reading

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June 10 – Confession

Psalm 32; 2 Samuel 15:1-12; Romans 11:1-10 Have you ever noticed that sometimes hard boiled eggs peel very easily. You crack the shell, you start picking the shell off and the whole egg slips out of the shell very quickly. … Continue reading

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October 31 – Fear Not

1 Timothy 2; Isaiah 34-35; Psalm 119:65-96 When you look at the news, it’s hard to believe that God really cares sometimes. We see His people coming under attack around the world. His people are being killed because they believe … Continue reading

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July 29 – God’s Horrible Mercy

“So he prayed to the Lord, and said, ‘Ah, Lord, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that You are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm. Therefore now, O Lord, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!'” (Jonah 4:2-3) God has this “horrible” sense of mercy that causes him to seek ways to bring all people back to Him. Continue reading

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June 7 – God Repays

Romans 12; 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 67 As the early church began to undergo persecution Paul gave them a reminder of God’s desires. “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not … Continue reading

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June 5 – Revenge?

Romans 11:1-24; 1 Samuel 20; Psalm 65 “Revenge is a dish best served cold.” That idea, made popular as “an old Klingon proverb” in Star Trek, has been around for centuries. In fact, we have many ways of talking about … Continue reading

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April 25 – Forgiveness

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 The natural order of the world is that we should seek vengeance. Many law codes from ancient days included sections on vengeance. These sections did not forbid revenge; they sought to limit the extent … Continue reading

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