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James 3:1-12

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  James 3:1-12   1 My brothers and sisters, not many of you should become teachers, because we know that we teachers will be judged more strictly.  2 We all make mistakes often, but those who don’t make mistakes with their words have reached full maturity.  Like a bridled horse, they can control themselves entirely.  3 When […]

Sending Forth

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Sending Forth James 2:1-10   1 My brothers and sisters, when you show favoritism you deny the faithfulness of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has been resurrected in glory.  2 Imagine two people coming into your meeting.  One has a gold ring and fine clothes, while the other is poor, dressed in filthy rags.  3 Then suppose that […]

“Welcome to the Neighborhood”

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“Welcome to the Neighborhood” John 1:1-4, 11-14, 18  1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.  2 The Word was with God in the beginning.  3 Everything came into being through the Word, and without the Word nothing came into being.  What came into being 4 through the […]

“How Will They Know?”

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“How Will They Know?”  John 13:34-35; 17:20-23   John 13:  34 “I give you a new commandment:  Love each other.  Just as I have loved you, so you also must love each other.  35 This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, when you love each other.”   John 17:  20 “I’m not praying only for […]

“Bob Goff and the Witch Doctor”

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“Bob Goff and the Witch Doctor” 1 Corinthians 1:26-31   26 Look at your situation when you were called, brothers and sisters!  By ordinary human standards not many were wise, not many were powerful, not many were from the upper class.  27 But God chose what the world considers foolish to shame the wise.  God chose what […]

“Soul Keeping”

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“Soul Keeping” Mark 6:30-34, 53-56   30 The apostles returned to Jesus and told him everything they had done and taught.  31 Many people were coming and going, so there was no time to eat.  He said to the apostles, “Come by yourselves to a secluded place and rest for a while.”  32 They departed in a boat […]

“Hello, My Name Is . . .”

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“Hello, My Name Is . . .” Galatians 3:25-29   25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a custodian.  6 You are all God’s children through faith in Christ Jesus.  27 All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.  28 There is neither Jew nor Greek; there is neither […]

“The Real ‘Bucket List’ ”

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“The Real ‘Bucket List’ ” Galatians 5:18-26   18 But if you are being led by the Spirit, you aren’t under the Law.  19 The actions that are produced by selfish motives are obvious, since they include sexual immorality, moral corruption, doing whatever feels good, 20 idolatry, drug use and casting spells, hate, fighting, obsession, losing your temper, competitive […]

“The Chicken Little Syndrome”

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“The Chicken Little Syndrome” Colossians 3:12-15   12 Therefore, as God’s choice, holy and loved, put on compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.  13 Be tolerant with each other and, if someone has a complaint against anyone, forgive each other.  As the Lord forgave you, so also forgive each other. 14 And over all these things put on […]

“Impalas at the Watering Hole”

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“Impalas at the Watering Hole” Numbers 13:25-33   25 They returned from exploring the land after forty days.  26 They went directly to Moses, Aaron, and the entire Israelite community in the Paran desert at Kadesh.  They brought back a report to them and to the entire community and showed them the land’s fruit.  27 Then they […]

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