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How Can There Be Peace

Just because a man assumes a position of leadership does not mean he has a right to be there or that God has backed him.

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Fix Your Altar

The first command God gives Gideon when he sets the people on the path to freedom was to tear down the altar. The first and most crucial step towards freedom was repentance.

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Essentials

Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens to live in, and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place even to lay his head.” (Matthew 8:20) Read: Genesis 24:52-26:16, Matthew 8:18-34, Psalm 10:1-15, Proverbs 3:7-8 Relate: I have both read and heard a story of a bunch of radical college students who took on a crazy mission, but it has…

tough love

Tough Love

But I say, do not resist an evil person! If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer the other cheek also. If you are sued in court and your coat is taken from you, give your shirt, too. If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles. (Matthew…

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Ravens, Doves, and Rainbows

When I see the rainbow in the clouds, I will remember the eternal covenant between God and every living creature on earth. (Genesis 9:16) Read: Genesis 8:1-10:32, Matthew 4:12-25, Psalm 4:1-8, Proverbs 1:20-23 Relate: Pop quiz: Who was the greatest financial planner in the Bible? Answer: Noah. He was able to float his stock when the entire world was liquidated.…

The First Christmas Gift

The First Christmas Gift

Then I said, “O Sovereign Lord, please forgive us or we will not survive, for Israel is so small.” So the Lord relented from this plan. “I will not do it,” he said. (Amos 7:2,3) Read: Amos 7:1-9:15, Revelation 3:7-22, Psalm 131:1-3, Proverbs 29:23 Relate: How do you display mercy without compromising justice? This is the problem Amos was confronted with in…

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Sodom

Sodom’s sins were arrogance, gluttony, and laziness, while the poor and needy suffered outside her door. She was haughty and committed detestable sins, so I wiped her out, as you have seen. (Ezekiel 16:49-50) Read: Ezekiel 16:42 – 17:24, Hebrews 8:1-13, Psalm 106:13-31,  Proverbs 27:7-9 Relate: It would not be fair to say that I can be arrogant sometimes. Neither…