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Lines That Shape Our Lives
Ruth 1:1-18
Lines That Shape Our Lives

“Here’s looking at you, kid!” It’s only one line from a movie, but we remember it. Like the movies, the Bible has its own share of memorable lines. And one of them is in this moving story of love and the providence of God.

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100 Years of 11.11.11
Hebrews 9:24-28
100 Years of 11.11.11

One hundred years ago, an armistice was signed. Two thousand years ago, a different armistice was signed — in blood.

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Enough Really Is Enough
Mark 12:38-44
Enough Really Is Enough

There are moments in life — perhaps daily — when you realize that you’re done. Enough is enough.

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One-and-Done
Hebrews 10:11-14 (15-18) 19-25
One-and-Done

“One-and-done” is an expression that originated from Article X of the National Basketball Association’s collective bargaining agreement struck in 2006. It can also refer to an agreement that reconciled us to God.

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Need-to-Know Basis
Mark 13:1-8
Need-to-Know Basis

Do parents tell their children everything? No. Kids are on a “need to know basis.” The rule applies to the children of God as well.

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Too Busy for God
Psalm 132:1-12 (13-18)
Too Busy for God

Some concert venues now require that patrons stow their smartphones in smart pouches that renders them temporarily unusable. The concertgoer still has his or her phone, but he or she cannot record the show or take photos.

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God’s Emoji
Jeremiah 33:14-16
God’s Emoji

Emojis are so commonly used that it should not come as a surprise that someone might get sued for using the wrong one. What we see in this text is a kind of divine emoji conveying a very specific message.

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The God Who Completes
Philippians 1:3-11
The God Who Completes

Although its official name is the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, some people refer to it as the “Cathedral of Saint John the Unfinished.”

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When Fear Gives Way to Joy
Zephaniah 3:14-20
When Fear Gives Way to Joy

How are our hopes and fears “met in thee tonight”? It’s a reference to Phillips Brooks’ famous carol, “O Little Town of Bethlehem.”

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The Burden of Birthdays
Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)
The Burden of Birthdays

Birthday parties have become so lavish that some parents dread the responsibility.

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