Monthly Archives: February 2020

Idols are nothing

Mark 3:22-35, Isaiah 44:9-20 How foolish we are; how misguided are our thoughts. Too often, superstitions and charms get in the way of faith. Who remembers carrying a lucky rabbit’s foot as a child? Who recalls possessing a four leafed … Continue reading

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Saved by grace

Romans 7:7-25 Everyone has bad habits. Those things we do subconsciously and don’t realize it until it’s done. Then there are those bad habits that, as we strive to refrain from doing them, the temptation becomes too great and we … Continue reading

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Love yourself

Mark 12:28-34 “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Next to the commandment to love God with our whole heart, soul, mind and strength, this is the second greatest commandment. Which begs the question, when is the last time you … Continue reading

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You are dust

Psalm 51:1-19 Remember, you are dust. As if we need a reminder. You are dust and there is nothing you can do about it. To dust you shall return. This has been the case ever since Adam and Eve took … Continue reading

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Take heart

John 16:16-33 Somehow, things seemed much different. He wasn’t acting quite right. He was distant, preoccupied. Sure, he was right there with us, but his thoughts seemed million miles away. I only wish I understood why or how he could … Continue reading

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God is with you

Genesis 12:1-4 It is true that, because of technology and transportation, our world is becoming a smaller place. People often pick up, move from one place to another and settle in new places. Yet, there are places where many families … Continue reading

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Why Jesus matters

Mark 2:13-17 Who is Jesus and why does he matter? The first part of this question is simple enough to answer. Jesus is God’s only begotten Son. He is our Lord and Savior. So here we have the simple answer … Continue reading

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The weight of the world

Isaiah 40:28-31 The weight of the world is a very heavy burden. But there comes a point in life that, no matter how strong our resolve, strength gives way to weariness. We have all been there. One thing is added … Continue reading

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You can’t please everyone

Psalm 34:1-22 The old saying is alive and well, you can’t please everyone. No matter how good your intentions might be, someone at some time is going to express disappointment or concern with your effort. When this happens, it becomes … Continue reading

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Your heart’s desire

Romans 10:1-13 In our world today, so many people struggle to realize their heart’s desire. For some, it is the fulfillment of a dream long held, culminating in personal happiness. For others, it is the safety and security of a … Continue reading

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