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April 25 – Paradigm Shifts

Acts 10:34-48; Joshua 9-10; Job 25 In AD 312, Constantine was facing a battle for control of the Western Roman Empire. He had a vision of a cross in the sky hearing the words, “In this sign, you shall conquer.” … Continue reading

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April 16 – All Because of the Resurrection

Acts 5:17-42; Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16 Jesus changed the world. Most people describe the year based on the number of years since His birth – slightly miscalculated, but that was the intent. Most Christians observe Sunday as a day of … Continue reading

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April 9 – Expectations and Reality

Acts 1; Deuteronomy 11-12; Job 9 When I began teaching, I had some unrealistic expectations. I expected kids to sit quietly and learn, enthralled with every word that came out of my mouth. I expected amazing classroom discipline as kids … Continue reading

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November 7 – Story Time

Psalm 123; Job 20:1-11; 2 Peter 1:16-21 November is a month to celebrate many things. As followers of Christ we use this month as a time of Thanksgiving. Some writers use this month to celebrate insanity by writing a novel … Continue reading

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April 11 – Awkward!

Psalm 121; Ezekiel 1:1-25; Acts 9:19b-31 The coach was introducing a couple of pitchers that the team had picked up in a trade. He said, “These were guys that our hitters couldn’t hit, so we traded for them.” Trades and … Continue reading

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April 3 – Repentance AND Forgiveness

Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29; or Psalm 150; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31 There is an easy way to start a fight on social media. Tell someone that something in their life is wrong or sinful. You will be called a “hater.” … Continue reading

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April 1 – Can You Handle the Truth?

Psalm 150; 1 Samuel 17:19-32; Acts 5:17-26 In a scene from “A Few Good Men” made famous by YouTube and internet memes, a witness responds to the lawyer’s questioning by yelling out “You can’t handle the truth.” Truth is a … Continue reading

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April 16 – Rejoice!

Acts 5:17-42; Deuteronomy 25-27; Job 16 My sports team won last night. That makes me happy. I looked at the “likes” on my Facebook page and on my latest blog post. I’m feeling good about myself. I think of my … Continue reading

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December 7 – Gifts

Ephesians 4:1-16; Ezekiel 10-11; Isaiah 42 During the Christmas season we think a lot about gifts. Some of us make lists of things that we want. Sometimes we have a good reason for wanting them; other times, we just want … Continue reading

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July 16 – Spiritual Sarcasm

If there was any doubt that this was sarcasm at it’s spiritual finest, Paul cleared it up when he said, “I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.” (1 Corinthians 4:14) Paul’s sarcasm allowed the Corinthian Church to understand how what they said came across to others. Continue reading

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