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The Judas Tragedy

Because we are in the season of Lent, we take a warning from Judas. Judas’ betrayal of Jesus was awful and that he betrayed the Lord using a kiss, a sign of deep love and friendship, as a signal for betrayal was pure hypocrisy.  Yet, Judas cast himself into a greater tragedy. Judas had been […]

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Don’t Give up Protein in Your 20s

The decade when we are in our twenties is very important and fun.  It is a time of discovery, developing and growing as individuals, and for some, as new families. During our 20s we would never think about living those ten years only eating carbs and no protein.  We need the strength to discover, develop […]

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The Many Failures of Satan

One of the parables that Jesus tells is about men who rent a vineyard (Matthew 21:33-42).  The renters had agreed to pay the owner with a portion of the harvest as their rent.  When the time came to give the owner’s servant a portion of the harvest, the renters refused.  Some servants the renters beat […]

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Get Back to Your Inner Hero

As boys and girls we spent a lot of time being heroes in our play.  Heroically we protected and defended our families.  We fought to defeat what was bad and evil around us.  We were heroes to make our world a better place especially for our families. I suggest that God placed into people, especially […]

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Fort Satan

In the Fall of 1939 Hitler and the armies of Germany would begin the race through Europe and no army was able to stop him.  In about nine months the forces of Germany would defeat and take over most of Europe.  Hitler would work to turn Europe into his own big Hitleresque fort.  Until D-Day […]

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The Story of the Bag of Compost Continues

Jim turned around in anger and left the cheerful lights and sounds behind.  “How arrogant of that woman and the owner of the house to reject him,’ he thought.  ‘I have my pride.  I am not going to be pushed around and told what to do!  I have my bag.  I want my own bag.  […]

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Is God too Harsh?

God asserts that all people are “wicked.”   As the crowds increased, Jesus said, “This is a wicked generation (Luke 11:29) For some people God’s indictment of our wickedness seems too harsh. Most People Just Try to Get By We look at most people and we do not see or hear wicked people.  Certainly, there are […]

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The LORD is Our Strength

A recent devotion correctly asserted that when life is hard and difficult then look to Jesus for strength.  The author could have referenced a number of texts that encourage us to trust the Lord in times of trouble.  One such text says, The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, […]

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God’s Cure for Spiritual Poisoning

Oddly, human nature has an ability to destroy itself.  We are not talking about war, but what human nature can do to its own, individual heart and life.  We have an ability to self-poison our heart. Human nature has inherent character flaws that poison the heart.  Some people have a good self-confidence, but that good […]

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Covered with the Worst Dung

What are your thoughts and decisions regarding someone who has totally betrayed you? You trusted him. You thought you could rely upon him. You thought that your relationship was complete, that that he “had your back.” Now, the relationship is shattered. The trust is broken. What had seemed to be the greatest thing has been […]

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