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About sbk

I am a follower of Jesus. I've been blessed with 33+ years of marriage to my best friend, Celeste. We have two adult sons, two daughters-in-law, a daughter in high school, and two grandsons. I am part of an awesome family of God: Grace Church in Wooster, Ohio.

October 15: The Donkey King

Read Zechariah 9:1-17 A donkey is not the kind of animal that commands respect.  Its appearance often causes people to use words like “cute” rather than “powerful.”  Its braying often evokes laughter instead of fear.  Those realities make it an … Continue reading

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October 14: Blessed Days Ahead

Read Zechariah 8:1-23 Better days . . . Scratch that . . . Blessed days were ahead for God’s people. Just think about what God promised them . . . He would dwell in Jerusalem (v. 3). People would grow … Continue reading

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October 13: To Fast Or Not To Fast

Read Zechariah 7:1-14 Zechariah 7 introduces for us the subject of fasting. The people of Bethel wanted to know if they should fast as they had done for years. Now that things were going better in Israel, did they really need … Continue reading

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October 12: His Sovereign Control

Read Zechariah 6:1-15 The interpretive challenges of the Scriptures . . . particularly the prophetic books of the Old Testament . . . can seem almost impossible at times. The symbolic language of multi-colored horses headed north and south to … Continue reading

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October 11: Avoiding the Inevitable

Read Zechariah 5:1-11 Thunder, lightning, smoke, and a trembling earth had all been part of Moses’ experience centuries before as he climbed Sinai and received the Ten Commandments. God wrote the Commandments on tablets of stone with His own finger. (See … Continue reading

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October 10: The Lord Rebuke You!

Read Zechariah 3:1-10 It’s a courtroom scene like none you will likely ever experience. Well, let me clarify. You won’t experience anything like it in our earthly judicial system. But I trust you have repeatedly and will continue to experience it … Continue reading

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October 9: The Apple of His Eye

Read Zechariah 2:1-13 “…(H)e who touches you touches the apple of his eye . . .” (v. 8). Those sound like the kind of words a protective father would speak about his beloved daughter. And that is exactly what they … Continue reading

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October 8: The Lord Remembers

Read Zechariah 1:1-21 The Minor Prophets (Zechariah is one) are some of the least read and least understood books of the Bible. People may have a feel for the unfolding history of Israel from the days of the patriarchs to … Continue reading

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October 7: Who’s In Charge?

Read Haggai 2:20-23 Who’s in control? Where is all of this headed? Questions like those have plagued people in different nations under different circumstances throughout history. Certainly, they are valid questions today in light of the loss of life on … Continue reading

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October 6: Contamination or Consecration?

Read Haggai 2:10-19 I was attending graduate school at night and working during the day at a company that made rubber products for the medical industry. We were having a particular problem with a specific blood tube stopper. Something about … Continue reading

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