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December 5 – Just When You Thought You Were Dead and Without Hope…

Ephesians 2; Ezekiel 6-7; Isaiah 40 Can a man divorce his own widow? That sounds like the start of a bad gotcha joke, doesn’t it? In 1987, Gandaruban Subramanium ran a car rental business in Singapore that had serious financial … Continue reading

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January 29 – What Really Matters

Luke 21; Genesis 38; Psalm 29 How many times have you heard the old adage that “There’s no such thing as a stupid question?” Countless times. In the education field we repeat this constantly so our students will not be … Continue reading

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November 6 – Heavenly Marriage?

Job 19:23-27a; Psalm 17:1-9; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5 13-17; Luke 20:27-38 Harry and Jeannette de Lange had been married 63 years. Their love continued through difficulties and in later years they were placed in separate living facilities. They were finally able … Continue reading

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October 16 – Justice

Genesis 32:22-31; Psalm 121; 2 Timothy 3:14—4:5; Luke 18:1-8 One of the most revealing “commentaries” on prayer and how we who follow Christ use prayer comes from Janis Joplin. Her song “Mercedes-Benz” cuts to the quick when we think about … Continue reading

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August 5 – Soul Food

Psalm 33:12-22; Ecclesiastes 6:1-6; Acts 7:1-8 You’ve probably heard the old saying, “A horse! A horse! My Kingdom for a horse!” as supposedly shouted by Richard III in Shakespeare’s play. It was a play on the old proverb: For want … Continue reading

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November 6 – We’ve Got the Power!

2 Timothy 2; Jeremiah 7-8; Psalm 122 There are some who treat God as the granter of magical wishes. They seem to act as if saying the right magical words will automatically cover all their previous offenses and suddenly make … Continue reading

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October 17 – God’s Covenant People

Revelation 17; Isaiah 1-2; Psalm 108 Whenever we read the messages of God to Israel in the Old Testament, it is easy to miss the message God is sending us today. We sit back and shake our heads at the … Continue reading

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July 4 – Dealing With Stuff

Mark 12:28-44; 1 Kings 4-5; Hosea 7:3-16 If you have ever been involved in a building campaign at church you probably heard the person in charge of fundraising use a phrase like “Not Equal Gift – Equal Sacrifice.” The purpose … Continue reading

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