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Devotion for January 06, 2005

January 6, 2005

Devotion for January 06, 2005 Devotion for January 06, 2005 You may have heard how coal miners formerly used canaries. They would bring one down into the mine with them as a kind of early warning system. If the canary keeled over dead, they would know that oxygen was running out and they should head for the surface as soon as possible. Otherwise...

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Devotion for January 09, 2005

January 9, 2005

Devotion for January 09, 2005 Marital unfaithfulness is a major problem in modern American society. Newsweek recently estimated that 30–40 percent of all wives and 50 percent of all husbands have been unfaithful. Shamefully, a growing number of Web sites cater to this, offering everything from personal ads and “discreet” dating services to...

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Devotion for January 11, 2005

January 11, 2005

Devotion for January 11, 2005 What do we know about the mysterious Melchizedek who appears in today’s text? Not much. He was king of Salem, also known as Jerusalem, and his name means “king of righteousness.” He seemed to have been acquainted with the one true God. Abram gave him a tithe, which could be simply a sign of respect, though it...

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Devotion for January 14, 2005

January 14, 2005

Devotion for January 14, 2005 In Mudhouse Sabbath, Lauren F. Winner observed, “Christians and Jews hold in common one theological basis for hospitality: Creation. Creation is the ultimate expression of God’s hospitality to His creatures. In the words of one rabbi, everything God created is a ‘manifestation of His kindness. [The] world is...

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Devotion for January 15, 2005

January 15, 2005

Devotion for January 15, 2005 Why do we laugh in everyday life? Of course, we laugh when someone tells a joke, when we see a cartoon, or when we’re watching a comedy. But we also laugh in amazement, excitement, surprise, resignation, anger, or bitterness. We laugh in admiration at someone’s cleverness or achievement. We laugh to relieve stress...

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God’s Heroes

July 13, 2017

God’s Heroes In his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell contends that the form of hero stories in many cultures is the same no matter where it is told. This basic story line is found in fantasy epics and many novels. Today’s passage describes the accomplishments of “the chiefs of David’s mighty warriors” (v. 10). Jashobeam...

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A Wise Builder

July 24, 2017

A Wise Builder Novelist Rex Stout built a fourteen-room house in Danbury, Conn., and invited famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright to see it. After touring the house Wright said: “A superb spot. Someone should build a house here.” In 1 Chronicles 22 the Chronicler describes the great lengths that David and his son Solomon went to in order to...

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God and Civil Government

July 29, 2017

God and Civil Government In a sermon preached at New Covenant Baptist Church in Chicago in 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. urged: “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven...

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Finishing Well

July 31, 2017

Finishing well for the Gospel

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An Irresistible Offer

September 5, 2017

An Irresistible Offer A recent study by the University of Michigan revealed that spending extended time on Facebook made people worried, lonely, and unhappy. It also increased feelings of discontent as users compared their lives to others. Says one researcher, “We want to learn about other people and have others learn about us—but through...

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