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Lost and Found

2 Chronicles 34:14-15 The Book of the Law Found 14 While they were bringing out the money that had been taken into the temple of the Lord, Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses. 15 Hilkiah said to Shaphan the secretary, “I have found the Book of the Law in the…

Always Be Prepared to Give an Answer

1 Peter 3:15 15 But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, Dear Friends in Christ, Turn to the classified section of any newspaper and you never quite…

Five ‘P’s’ for Improvement

Colossians 3:12-17 12 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.14 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. 15 Let the…

The Birth that Changed Everything

Luke 2:7 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Dear Friends in Christ, I think that all of us here today who are parents would have no problem agreeing on one thing,…

When Messiah Comes: A Baby Will be Born

Isaiah 9:2 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned. Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,…

When Messiah Comes There Will be Singing

Isaiah 35 Joy of the Redeemed 35 The desert and the parched land will be glad;     the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom;     it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it,     the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the Lord,     the…

When Messiah Comes: There Will Be Light

Isaiah 2:1-5 The Mountain of the Lord 2 This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2 In the last days the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established     as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills,     and all nations will stream to it. 3 Many peoples will come and say, “Come, let…

Sunday of Confusion???

Isaiah 65:17-25 New Heavens and a New Earth 17 “See, I will create     new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered,     nor will they come to mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever     in what I will create, for I will create Jerusalem to be a delight     and its people a joy. 19 I…

Oh Boy, My Favorite!

Luke 17:11-19 Jesus Heals Ten Men With Leprosy 11 Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. 12 As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance 13 and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” 14 When he saw them, he…

Values vs. Virtues

Judges 21:25 25 In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit. Dear Friends in Christ, I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news for you today.  The good news is that according to the most recent Harris Poll that was conducted in April of 2014, America’s favorite book is… guess…