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March 10, 2020

Please read Exodus 12:1-30.

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      Study people at an airport or bus terminal and you can quickly recognize overpackers.  They have multiple bags, all of which are bulging.  W...

March 2, 2020

Please read Judges 3:12-30 in your Bible.  I want to express my appreciation to Alan Carr for his online message (see below) that supplied my outline and the excellent title.

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February 24, 2020

1 John 2:18-27-“Who is ‘Us?’”

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      Today we celebrate our voluntary association with churches across our nation in a denomination called “American Baptists.”  Next Sunday w...

February 17, 2020

Please read 2 Timothy 2:14-26.

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      I want to start by asking you to put on your thinking caps.  I’m going to read a variation of the classic “Trolley Problem” and ask you t...

February 10, 2020

Please read 2 Timothy 2:14-26 in your Bible.

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      First there was the refusal to shake hands.  Then there was the tearing of papers.  It was a rough morning in Mrs. Marple’s...

February 3, 2020

Please read 1 Peter 1:13-25 in your Bible.

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      The term “bromance” is modern slang for a close but non-sexual relationship between two men.  It’s a combination of the wor...

January 27, 2020

Please read Romans 12:1-8 in your Bible.

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God gives us all we need to grow in His grace.

      We need to begin by sharing some alarming information.  But first, a reminder of...

January 20, 2020

Please read Psalm 139:13-16.

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      On January 13, 1984, President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation designating January 22 as the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day....

January 14, 2020

...You’re Sitting in the Wrong Chair!

Please read Proverbs 3:5-6 in your Bible.

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          CONTEXT:  This third chapter of Proverbs is an example of the content of the book...

January 7, 2020

Isaiah 1:15-20 - “Be Reasonable!”

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          Author Gordon MacDonald provided some insight into the term repentance: “’Repentance’ is not basically a religious word. It co...