November 15

Ephesians 3-4, Psalm 9

There are so many pitfalls and wrong thinking which prevents people from coming into a belief in Christ. Many put conditions on being happy. They say if I were married, if I had children, if I had more money, if I got that promotion, if I had a house, etc. then I'd be happy.

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Marj Lancaster
November 14

Ephesians 1-2, Psalm 8

In 2012 the percentages of those around the world adhering to a particular religion was: Christianity (31.5%), Islam (23.2%), Secular/nonreligious/atheist (16.3%), Hinduism (15%), Buddhism (7.1%), Judaism (0.2%), and other(6.7%).

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Marj Lancaster
November 13

Galatians 5-6, Psalm 7

In a book written by Billy Graham in 1978, he tells the story of an Eskimo fisherman. He would come to town every Saturday afternoon with his two dogs, one white and one black. He had taught them to fight on command.

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Marj Lancaster
November 12

Galatians 3-4, Psalm 6

Martin Luther was a Catholic monk. While in the monastery he had been trying to kill all of his fleshly desires and get rid of his sinful desires. He adhered to a rigid personal life and tried to observe all the works the church put upon him as they were trying to be perfected in the flesh.

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Marj Lancaster
November 11

Galatians 1-2, Psalm 5

A modern day proverb: Tolerance! Tolerance! The world screams. But the world in it's foolishness is tolerant to every sin, but intolerant to the ways of God.

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Marj Lancaster
November 10

2 Corinthians 11-13, Psalm 4

We must all ask ourselves, "what do we trust in?". In medical school, residency, and the early part of my career as a physician I put my trust in medicine and absorbing everything that I could from the journals.

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Marj Lancaster
November 9

2 Corinthians 9-10, Psalm 3

The topic of giving in church might be the most universally unpopular message preached. This is for a number of reasons, some out of our own greed but often it is due to the bad examples we have all seen personally or heard about from certain churches or church leaders.

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Marj Lancaster
November 8

2 Corinthians 7-8, Psalm 2

When we are caught doing something wrong, most of us will apologize. Sometimes those apologies are sincere and from the heart, other times they are said to deflect or because it is the only "right" thing to do.

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Marj Lancaster
November 7

2 Corinthians 5-6, Psalm 1

Of those attending a Bible based church, only 45% who regularly attend read the Bible more than once a week, over 40% read occasionally (1-2x/month), and 20% say they never read the Bible.

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Marj Lancaster
November 6

2 Corinthians 3-4, Psalm 150

In 1992, when I was the executive chief resident I was confronted with a difficult situation. One of the more prominent physicians on staff, who was part of the faculty, in his zeal to learn a new procedure had become dangerous.

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Marj Lancaster
November 5

2 Corinthians 1-2 , Psalm 149

There is a poem in Evangelist, Mark Cahill's book titled, "One Thing You Can't Do in Heaven" called "My Friend". These are portions of it: My friend, I stand in judgment now, And feel that you're to blame somehow.

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Marj Lancaster
November 4

1 Corinthians 15-16, Psalm 148

My son recently had dinner with a Jewish friend who is now getting in to Kabbalah. He told my son that he is enjoying it and described it as Judaism without the law. As odd as this sounded to me, how many "Christians" follow their religion without the truth of Christ.

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Marj Lancaster