192: Eulogy

On Wednesday, April 1, an elderly friend of mine, and a man who was loved by our church, died from the COVID-19. Bobby was always positive, full of proverbial sayings.…

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190: Touching Jesus

Jesus has just returned to the region of Galilee after sailing from the other side of the Sea of Galilee. Because His fame for healing the sick has spread throughout…

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188: Groomsmen and Bridesmaids

John the Baptist was in the national spotlight. If paparazzi had been around, we’d undoubtedly have some photos of him. He lived in the wilderness, seeming to enjoy being alone…

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187: Shelter In Place

Normally, today would be the first day of a week-long Spring Break. But these are not normal times. Instead, today is another-day-that-we-have-no-idea-when-the-kids-will-go-back-to-school. In all likelihood, our governor will join others…

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Absalom – A Study in Bitterness

One person who was born with a golden spoon in his mouth was Absalom. Handsome, the third son of the king, Absalom was destined for greatness. But something went radically…

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185: Two Kingdoms

When I was in high school (a long time ago), our sports rival was a town twenty miles to the north, just over the border between California and Oregon. The…

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184: Temporary Pleasures

Anyone who has been around the Bible for very long recognizes the name, Moses. But you may not be as familiar with his early years. They are miraculous, to say…

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183: Seeds of Failure

David was the greatest king that Israel ever had. The 40 years of his reign are often called the “Golden Age of Israel.” From the moment he slew the giant…

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182: Christian Math

In Romans 6:11 Paul tells Christ-followers to “count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Was Paul simply promoting positive thinking? Was he suggesting that Christ-followers…

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Questioning God’s Love

All of us, at one time or another, have entertained the thought, “If God loves me, why is this happening to me?” The Apostle Paul answers this “love” question in…

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179: Finding Fulfillment

Most people want to experience fulfillment and satisfaction in their lives. Sadly, many times they look in the wrong places to find it. The Bible records four such attempts to…

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178: Free Speech

I think the purpose of “free speech” in the Constitution was to provide a person the freedom to speak out against the government without fear of reprisal, whether it be…

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