Monthly Archives: June 2014

June 30, 2014

Ecclesiastes 2:1-15; Matthew 13:44-52 For all his wisdom, King Solomon could not resolve the fact that his fate was the same as the fool’s. So what was the use of being wise? It is like the saying regarding chess pieces: … Continue reading

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June 29, 2014

Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Acts 8:26-40; Luke 11:1-13 My grandmother was postmistress and ran a general store in Kentucky. People came to her counter to fill their pantries and receive their mail. In the church of today we act like shopkeepers. We think people … Continue reading

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June 28, 2014

Matthew 13:36-43; 1 Timothy 6:6-21 Songwriter Harry Chapin spun a tale of a man named Mr. Tanner, a dry cleaner who loved his work. He was content with his work and loved his customers. Tanner was also a baritone who … Continue reading

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June 27, 2014

 Matthew 13:31-35 Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than … Continue reading

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June 26, 2014

Matthew 13:24-30 Many years ago, while one family vacation, I decided to take a detour to visit a plantation that had acre upon acre of original Victorian gardens. Once there, I was overcome with joy to see such beautiful flowers, … Continue reading

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June 25, 2014

Proverbs 17:1-20; 1 Timothy 3:1-16; Matthew 12:43-50 Good is better than evil, wisdom is to be valued, and good health may be attributed to cheerfulness while poor health may be from a sour nature. Proverbs points out all the good … Continue reading

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June 24, 2014

Matthew 12:33-42 Have you ever noticed that what you seek is often right in front of you? The keys thought to have been misplaced by a mischievous three-year-old, lying in plain sight on the kitchen counter. The illusive hope for … Continue reading

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June 23, 2014

Matthew 12:22-32 Jesus has performed an exorcism. It is another sensation. The crowd murmurs his praise. But the Pharisees, seething and at their wits end for a fresh denunciation, blurt out: “It is by the Prince of Demons that he … Continue reading

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Download our new, free mobile app for your tablet and smartphone. Go to your Apple, Google, Windows, or Amazon app store and download Carolinas-NALC. All of our devotions, the ESV Bible, the Small Catechism, sermon audio from around the mission district, a congregation finder, … Continue reading

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June 22, 2014

Luke 10:25-28, 38-42 “But only one thing is need is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken from her.” (Mark 10:42) Mary sat at the feet of Jesus and listened. The Word in the … Continue reading

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