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The Prophet and the Sower

The word of the Lord came to me: “Son of man, prophesy against the prophets of Israel who are now prophesying. Say to those who prophesy out of their own imagination: ‘Hear the word of the Lord!’” Ezekiel 13:1-2 (NIV) I do not believe that … Continue reading

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Contrasts in Corruption

A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. “It is written,” he said to them, … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Question

Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of … Continue reading

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Urban Legend in a Small Town

Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” He looked around at them all, and then said to the man, … Continue reading

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Not Bricks and Mortar, but Flesh and Blood.

Exalt the Lord our God,     and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem,     for the Lord our God is holy! Psalm 99:9 (NLT) I have a bit of a rebellious streak in me. I quickly get irritated by senseless rules … Continue reading

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The Curse of Being Religious

The Lord is more pleased when we do what is right and just     than when we offer him sacrifices. Proverbs 21:3 (NLT) Over the years I’ve had many people refer to me as a religious person. The term has always bothered me. … Continue reading

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Loving Well in the Midst of Differences

Chapter-a-Day 1 Corinthians 8 And when you sin against other believers by encouraging them to do something they believe is wrong, you are sinning against Christ. 1 Corinthians 8:12 (NLT) Keep in mind when reading books like 1 Corinthians that they … Continue reading

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