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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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February 4 – Dealing With Cataracts

Luke 24:13-53; Genesis 44; Psalm 35 A cataract is the clouding of the lens of an eye that leads to a decrease in vision. The only cure for cataracts is surgery. If you’ve had a cataract surgery in the last … Continue reading

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December 9 – Is It Worth It?

Psalm 126; Isaiah 35:3-7; Luke 7:18-30 “Was it worth it?” I think many of us ask that question as we come to the end of a long project. Was it worth the time and the effort? We look at how … Continue reading

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May 31 – Surprise!

Psalm 5; Nehemiah 1:1-11; Acts 3:1-10 Many years ago when I began teaching chess to students, I started taking them to tournaments. They were becoming so upset about not winning that I decided to go to a tournament, play, and … Continue reading

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