Tag Archives: Christ

Jesus on Trial in the Sanhedrin – Mark 14:53-72

This year I’ve sought to add daily devotionals – which is going back to my roots, and improve the quality of my writing. To do that, I’ve started working with an amazing editor, my wife, who proofreads and offers suggestions … Continue reading

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Watch, Wait, Work – Until the End Comes

One time, I had to leave the room to help another teacher with technical problems. While the teacher next door was able to listen for problems in my classroom for me, I was still concerned. When I finished my work and came back to the classroom, I noted my neighbor in my classroom. I groaned, but before I could ask what was wrong, she pointed at our assistant principal who had chosen that moment to do an unplanned walk through observation of my classroom. I think it’s safe to say that I died inside. I explained quickly why I wasn’t in the room and his comment made my day. “I wasn’t here to observe you, Mr. James, I was here to see how engaged your students were. They were doing a great job when I came in the classroom.”  Continue reading

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Jesus Turns the Tables On His Attackers

Today we look at two encounters with religious leaders. First, Pharisees and Herodians unite to try to take Jesus down, then, when they fail, the Sadducees do their thing and fail. They couldn’t get the best of Jesus in a … Continue reading

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Abide in Him – 1 John 2:15-29

15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the … Continue reading

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Change Your Life, Change the World – Philippians 4:1-9

As Paul begins the end of Philippians, we’re reminded that we can change the world, but we need to change ourselves by letting God do the work in us. We decide that our relationship with Christ is more important than … Continue reading

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Pressing On Toward the Goal – Philippians 3:12-21

What’s your goal in life. Notice I didn’t ask for a list of goals, I asked for your goal, your one, overarching goal that all those other goals lead to. Paul’s goal was unity with Christ. He wanted to be … Continue reading

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December 14 – Don’t Even Tell Yourself!

Philippians 2:1-11; Ezekiel 20; Isaiah 49 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no … Continue reading

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December 9 – Living in the Light

Ephesians 5:1-20; Ezekiel 14-15; Isaiah 44 “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what … Continue reading

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November 29 – Living as People Who Are One in Christ

Galatians 3:19-4:20; Lamentations 1-2; Psalm 145 “For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you … Continue reading

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November 26 – The One, True Gospel, There’s Nothing Else Like It

Galatians 1; Jeremiah 47-48; Psalm 142 “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you … Continue reading

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