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Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers (Aug 4)

Much of what passes for Christianity today does seem “plastic and fake.” But the Bible is not. The pages are filled with very real, human characters. It’s painfully honest about their struggles and failures (and the successes, of course). Continue reading

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Religious Games (Apr 6)

When it comes to religion, there are some who play the game better than others. They come dressed in their Sunday best. They never miss a service. They are there every time the church door is open. They work hard making sure that everything looks good on the outside. They never admit failure. They try to do all their “religious acts” out in the open so everyone can see. Scrupulous about the details of their performance; every “t” is crossed—every “i” is dotted. Continue reading

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Becoming Like Our Teacher (Mar 25)

The goal of a disciple is to become just like his teacher. For the disciple of Jesus, it means that when we are fully trained we will be like Him. Jesus gives us a few of the lessons we will learn, as we become more like Him. Continue reading

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Heart Problems (Feb 24)

The Pharisees knew how to look spiritual. They knew how to play their spiritual games. They focused on the external and lived by the rules. Continue reading

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Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers (Aug 4)

August 4 Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers Today’s Scripture Readings:  Psalm 83:1-8 | 2 Chronicles 35:1 – 36:23 | 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 | Proverbs 20:20-21 Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 83 “God, don’t shut me out; don’t give me the silent … Continue reading

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Religious Games (Apr 6)

April 6 Religious Games Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 49:1-13 | Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20 | Luke 11:37-12:7 | Proverbs 12:19-20 Today’s Scripture Focus: Luke 11:37-12:7 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and … Continue reading

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Heart Problems (Feb 24)

February 24 Heart Problems Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 31:9-18 | Leviticus 15:1-16:28 | Mark 7:1-23 | Proverbs 10:13-14 Today’s Scripture Focus: Mark 7:1-23 “These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me … Continue reading

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Religious Games (Apr 6)

April 6 Religious Games Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 49:1-13 | Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20 | Luke 11:37-12:7 | Proverbs 12:19-20 Today’s Scripture Focus: Luke 11:37-12:7 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and … Continue reading

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Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers (Aug 4)

August 4 Plastic Prayers Make Plastic Churchgoers Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 83:1-8 | 2 Chronicles 35:1 – 36:23 | 1 Corinthians 1:1-17 | Proverbs 20:20-21 Today’s Scripture Focus: Psalm 83 “God, don’t shut me out; don’t give me the silent … Continue reading

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Religious Games (Apr 6)

April 6 Religious Games Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 49:1-13 | Deuteronomy 29:1-30:20 | Luke 11:37-12:7 | Proverbs 12:19-20 Today’s Scripture Focus: Luke 11:37-12:7 Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and … Continue reading

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