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November 7 – When Persecution Comes

2 Timothy 3; Jeremiah 9-10; Psalm 123 “Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12 NKJV) In the message before Paul said this, he mentioned many of his persecutions, but ended … Continue reading

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October 27 – How Do We Measure Our Growth in Christ?

2 Thessalonians 1; Isaiah 25-26; Psalm 117 “We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of every one of you all abounds toward each other, so … Continue reading

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September 13 – Don’t Be So Surprised

John 15:1-16:4; 2 Chronicles 23; Psalm 80 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of … Continue reading

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July 19 – More Action, Less Talk

1 Corinthians 7:25-40; 1 Kings 21; Amos 5 “So the king of Israel answered and said, ‘Tell him, “Let not the one who puts on his armor boast like the one who takes it off.”’” (1 Kings 21:11) King Ahab … Continue reading

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July 9 – Dealing With Popular Opinion

Mark 15:1-20; 1 Kings 10; Hosea 11:12; Hosea 12 “Pilate answered and said to them again, ‘What then do you want me to do with Him whom you call the King of the Jews?’ So they cried out again, ‘Crucify … Continue reading

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March 7 – Gods Grace Compels Us to Change

Matthew 11:20-30; Leviticus 13; Proverbs 25 “Then He began to rebuke the cities in which most of His mighty works had been done, because they did not repent:” (Matthew 11:20 NKJV) Jesus expected, and still expects, people to respond to … Continue reading

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January 3 – Quid Pro Nihil

Luke 6:27-49; Genesis 6; Genesis 7; Psalm 3 “But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind … Continue reading

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May 6 – When God Doesn’t Meet Our Expectations

1 Kings 21-22 Luke 23:26-56 “When all the people who had gathered there to watch saw what happened, they returned home, beating their chests because they were so sad.” (Luke 23:48 NCV) The crucifixion has so many lessons for us. … Continue reading

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March 31 – What You Can Expect As a Follower of Christ

Judges 11-12 Luke 6:1-26 “People will hate you, shut you out, insult you, and say you are evil because you follow the Son of Man. But when they do, you will be blessed. Be full of joy at that time, … 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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