Monthly Archives: September 2010

Prayer

1 Timothy 2:1-7 Verse One:  The first thing I want you to do is pray. Start everything with prayer. Whatever it is, if you want it to be successful, pray about it. Verse Two: Pray especially for rulers and their … Continue reading

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Confused by the Use of Money

Luke 16:1-13 This is a strange parable, difficult to understand (for me at least). A rich man has a money manager who isn’t very good at his job, so the rich man fires him. The manager comes up with an … Continue reading

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So What is the Rest of the Story?

Psalm 79:1-9 Someone is calling out to God, crying about how the foreigners have destroyed Jerusalem. DUH! That was God’s punishment on the Israelites for their rebellion. He pleads with God to give them a break, to turn His rath … Continue reading

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Is This a Good Idea?

Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 The first verse of this scripture passage:      My grief is beyond healing,           my heart is sick within me. Powerful words. I thought of Terry at his wife’s funeral. Grief so deep and painful. Read on and … Continue reading

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We’ve All Got a Job To Do

1 Timothy 1:12-17 Paul thinks he was the worst sinner ever. Maybe he was, but I doubt it. He persecuted Christians but he probably thought he was doing the right thing at the time. God just had to shake him … Continue reading

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Lost Stuff

Luke 15: 1-7, The Lost Sheep Luke 15: 8-10, The Lost Coin I am the queen of losing things. Sometimes I feel like I spend half my life looking for something. One time I misplaced my VISA card. It was … Continue reading

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My Hope is Lost

This is the response to Psalm 14 found in the United Methodist Hymnal, page 746: “My hope is lost; breathe life upon me.” And what does Psalm 14 say? Fools, corrupt, abominable They say there is no God. No one … Continue reading

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