A Divided Heart (09/03/2017)

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Read 1 Kings 3:3-14; 11:1-4 It is too simple a statement to say that Solomon’s biggest problem was his desire for women. However, that was not exactly the least of his problems either. According to our reading from First Kings, … Continue reading

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Gotcha! (08/27/17)

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Read 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13 Do you ever do those word-association games? You know: hear a word and then say the first thing that pops into your head. I think of the time, as a teenager, when I got brought home … Continue reading

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The Uriah Factor

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Read 2 Samuel 11:1-27 The story of King David’s adultery with the beautiful wife of another man is a well-known biblical story. This story demonstrates the consequences of bad behavior and the power of God to forgive us of our … Continue reading

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God promises David a “house” (08/13/17)

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Read 2 Samuel 7:1-17 A few weeks of ago, we heard how David brought the Ark into Jerusalem. The Ark was a symbol of God’s presence among the people and the people had forgotten about the Ark, and in many … Continue reading

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Fools for God (07/23/17)

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Read 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 6:1-5 and Mark 6:14-29 I spent this last week in Chicago on a mission trip with our 3rd Gear Youth. Chicago had been in the news, just before we left, because of a rash of shootings … Continue reading

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A call for peace (07/09/17)

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If we had read further in our Bible reading from First Samuel – further on in the story of David and Goliath – we would have gotten to a part of the story we usually don’t read: the part where … Continue reading

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Saul falls out of favor, David is anointed king (07/02/17)

Read 1 Samuel 15:10-11, 34-45; 16:1-13 This year is the 40th anniversary of the original Star Wars movie. Many of you may know enough about Star Wars to recognize the name Yoda. In the Star Wars movie, Luke Skywalker is … Continue reading

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