09/23/15 To Die or Live

READING: Esther 1-5 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Ahasuerus was the king of Persia. Esther, a Jew, was the queen. Haman, a leader in the government, sought a decree…

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09/22/15 The Old and the New

READING: Zechariah 8-14 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Frankly, while I’m enjoying this reading plan this year, I’m ready to get to the New Testament! I’m longing to get to…

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What Young Leaders Want

I love young people. Their passion, faith, and courage often put me to shame and there is a clear set of concerns weighing on them.

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What I Wish I’d Never Said

I write this primarily to say to preachers, “Be careful what you say . . . but trust that God can still use you after you say something you wish you hadn’t said.” 

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09/21/15 Listen, or Pay a Price

READING: Zechariah 1-7 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  The book of Zechariah was written to discouraged Hebrews who had returned from exile, but who had not yet rebuilt…

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Thank You, Church Workers

Thank you, church worker, for your service today. In a world of billions of people, hundreds of thousands of church workers, and even a…

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09/20/15 Consider Our Ways

READING: Haggai 1-2 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  We probably don’t think enough about where we’ve been, what we should have learned, and how those lessons should help us…

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09/19/15 Weeping in a Foreign Land

READING: Ezra 4-6, Psalm 137 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  The anguish of the exiles must have been deep. Scholars differ about the timing of Psalm 137 (whether…

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