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Haggai

I knew I’d have a good story to tell after today’s sermon, and I was right. The scripture verse came from Haggai 1:15-2:9. Whose ever heard of Haggai? Can you find it quickly in your Bible? It only has two … Continue reading

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God Raises the Dead

2 Corinthians 1:8-11 Whatever I can do pales in comparison to what God can do. It only makes sense to let God take care of things. He’s way better at everything. Paul must have had one heck of an adventure in … Continue reading

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Good Times and Bad Times

2 Corinthians 1:3-7 All praise to God and Father of our Master Jesus the Messiah! Where is mention of my sweet Holy Spirit? He’s there, third person in the trinity, but so often not mentioned. I wonder about that. I’m sure … Continue reading

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A Relationship with God

Deuteronomy 7:7-11 God didn’t choose the Israelites because there was anything particularly wonderful about them. And He continues to choose people who are no big deal in the eyes of the world. Again, it isn’t about me, it’s about God. God … Continue reading

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Switching Gears

The lectionary readings weren’t working out. It was mostly the constant bad news that God kept sending to the Israelites over and over. It might be interesting to count how many times God sent a prophet to tell the people … Continue reading

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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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