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Money Matters

Money can be a major stumbling block or a major blessing. The scripture has much to say about how we handle it. Continue reading

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Where is Your Treasure?

Nothing reveals the state of our heart like our attitude toward possessions. As Jesus put it: “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” This is true for the one who has little and for the one who has much—and everyone in between. Continue reading

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Scarecrows in a Melon Patch (Oct 8)

Something within each of us cries out for the eternal. As Pascal wrote, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in each of our hearts.” Yet many of us, instead of worshiping and serving the Creator, worship and serve created things. We, then, exchange the glory of the Almighty God for lesser gods. Continue reading

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I’m Bored (Sept 2)

acher is bored. “Everything is meaningless” “All things are wearisome.” He has tried stimulating every one of his senses with the best life could offer. Where did it take him?Nowhere. He was bored. Continue reading

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Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit (Feb 19)

Jesus parable reminds us that there are many obstacles to our spiritual growth. God’s word given to us does not always produce a bumper crop. Sometimes the word is stolen. Sometimes because of “rocky soil,” the word gets started quickly but withers. Sometimes the thorns choke the word so that it does not produce grain. Continue reading

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Scarecrows in a Melon Patch (Oct 8)

We, who would not think to bow down to an idol, create “idols of the heart.” We worship and serve many things. Paul shows us that even misplaced values like greed and materialism can become idols. So can entertainment, sports, music or a political cause. The list could include most anything that becomes our preoccupation. Only God can bring security and meaning. He is the only rightful object of worship. Continue reading

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I’m Bored (Sept 2)

The Teacher is bored. “Everything is meaningless” “All things are wearisome.” He has tried stimulating every one of his senses with the best life could offer. Where did it take him?Nowhere. He was bored. Continue reading

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Where is Your Treasure (Jan 29)

January 29 Where is Your Treasure? Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 18:1-6 | Exodus 7:2-9:35 | Matthew 19:13-30 | Proverbs 6:1-5 Today’s Scripture Focus: Matthew 19:13-30 “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, … Continue reading

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Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit (Feb 19)

February 19 Rooted Firmly and Bearing Fruit Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalms 28:1-9 | Leviticus 7:28 – 9:6 | Mark 3:31-4:25 | Proverbs 10:5 Today’s Scripture Focus: Mark 3:31 – 4:25 “Listen! A farmer went out to sow his seed. [4] … Continue reading

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Where is Your Treasure? Jan 29

January 29 Where is Your Treasure? Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 18:1-6 | Exodus 7:2-9:35 | Matthew 19:13-30 | Proverbs 6:1-5 Today’s Scripture Focus: Matthew 19:13-30 “If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, … Continue reading

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