Tag Archives: eternal life

June 2 – Privileged

Romans 8; 1 Samuel 17:1-54; Psalm 62 Many years ago, American Express ran an ad campaign that appealed to people’s desire to be thought of in the best way. The slogan that drove that campaign was “Membership has its privileges.” … Continue reading

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May 27 – Whom Do You Serve?

Romans 2:1-3:8; 1 Samuel 10:17-11:15; Psalm 56 If I were to ask you to name a good person in this world, you could probably come up with a few names. You would recognize them by their selfless service to others, … Continue reading

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May 13 – Trouble Ahead

Acts 21:1-36; Judges 16; Psalm 42 You might get ready to call me a heretic, because I’m going to say something that modern Christianity doesn’t like to hear: when you follow God’s will, sometimes bad things happen. I thought about … Continue reading

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November 9 – Word

Psalm 123; Job 25:1—26:14; John 5:19-29 A lot of words have been spoken in recent days about our election. Pundits chimed in. People commented on social media. Television advertisements flooded the airways. A lot of words have been spoken since … Continue reading

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October 4 – Uncertainty

Psalm 3; Habakkuk 2:5-11; 1 John 5:1-5 13-21 “Mr. James, the principal would like to talk with you. Can you come down right now, please?” If you think kids get worried about going to the principal’s office, you should see … Continue reading

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August 14 – It Ain’t Easy….

Jeremiah 23:23-29; Psalm 82; Hebrews 11:29—12:2; Luke 12:49-56 One of Sesame Street’s most well-known songs is “Bein’ Green.” In the song, Kermit begins with a lament about his color and how it blends in with so many things. As he … Continue reading

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July 30 – Enough

Psalm 49:1-12; Ecclesiastes 1:1-11; Mark 10:17-22 As a teacher most of the work I had kids do involved projects. They had to do research and present their results, they had to build something, or they had to create some kind … Continue reading

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July 28 – Fighting Slavery

Psalm 49:1-12; Proverbs 23:1-11; Romans 11:33-36 One of the myths of modern America is that slavery doesn’t exist today. Oh, we admit that it may happen in other cultures because they’re a bit backwards, but it doesn’t happen here. Still … Continue reading

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July 24 – Shocking!

Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19]; Luke 11:1-13 It was about 200 years ago that Mary Shelley conceived the idea of Frankenstein. Perhaps I should say Frankenstein’s Monster. In the book, Dr. Frankenstein takes body parts from different dead … Continue reading

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November 9 – On the Road Again

Titus 1; Jeremiah 13-14; Psalm 125 The old saying was that “all roads lead to Rome.” During the days of the Roman Empire, as they sought to solidify their rule, they created the roads and pathways they needed to transport … Continue reading

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